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Charity embezzler sentenced

A payroll manager who embezzled nearly £360,000 from the British Red Cross has been jailed for more than two years.

Mary Booth pretended to make payments to international delegates and charity employees at the organisation where she had worked for 34 years.

Farm company fined for failings that led to a young boys injury

An agricultural company has admitted health and safety failings which resulted in an eight year old boy losing part of his leg.

James Kelly & Sons Ltd, which operates a beef and poultry farm at Airdrie Farm, Kirkbean in Dumfries were fined £10,000 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Minimum of 18 years in jail for Airdrie murderer

A 29 year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 38 year-old in North Lanarkshire.

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Scott Agnew was told he must serve a punishment part of at least 18 and a half years after being given a mandatory life term for the murder of Stewart Rexter in Airdrie.

North Yorkshire man sentenced for hare coursing

A 27 year old has been fined £5000 after admitting using dogs to hunt wild hares.

At Selkirk Sheriff Court, Ryan Spence was told he’ll also be disqualified from having custody of dogs for five years.

Jail for pawnbroker robber

A man who tried to avoid a robbery trial by fleeing to Spain has been jailed for 8 years.

26 year old Gareth Edwards was caught on CCTV during the raid on the pawnbrokers store in central Edinburgh in January 2014.

 

Aberdeen pharmacist facing six figure confiscation order

A pharmacist from Aberdeen has been ordered to pay £432,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Pensioner who murdered woman jailed for a minimum of 16 years

A 72-year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum 16 years in jail for murdering a woman in her Inverness home..

Life term for sister killing

A 51 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he will serve a minimum of 17 years for murdering his sister.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that on 17 September 2016 Charles Gordon strangled his sister Elizabeth Bowe in her own home in St.Andrews, Fife.

Order for Lifelong Restriction for Mosque petrol bomber

A 29 year old man has been given an Order of Lifelong Restriction, with a minimum punishment part of three years and nine months in custody, for throwing a petrol bomb at Edinburgh’s Central Mosque.

Life sentence for murder of vulnerable 68 year old

A 21 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of pensioner Gordon Bolam in Glasgow last summer.