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Two Glasgow men jailed over street death

Sep 2015
At the High Court in Livingston today Liam Strang and Bran Gallacher were jailed for their part in the death of Stephen McGinley.

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Dumfries gamekeeper fined for attacking and killing a bird prey

Sep 2015
Gamekeeper William Dick was fined £2000 today at Dumfries Sheriff Court after being found guilty of killing a bird of prey.

Mr Dick lodged an alibi defence that he had been in attendance at a training course over 100 miles away and would have been on his way home at the time of the offence.

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Offensive sectarian singing gets Govan man banned from all matches for two years

Sep 2015
At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today James Rocks was banned from all regulated football matches for two years after being found guilty of singing a song containing offensive sectarian lyrics during a match at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock.

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Total of 53 years imprisonment over west of Scotland terror plot

Aug 2015

Five men who were found guilty of their roles in an assassination plot have been sentenced to a total of 53 years imprisonment at the High Court in Glasgow.

Antoin Duffy, also known as Anton Duffy (DOB 09/05/1976), Martin Hughes (27/04/1979) and Paul Sands (DOB 08/06/1983) were convicted of conspiring to murder John Adair and Sam McCrory .  Duffy and Hughes were also convicted of offences under the Terrorism Act relating to the preparation for these attacks and other acts of terrorism intended to be carried out by Duffy.

Their co-accused Craig Convery (DOB 10/10/1976) and Gordon Brown (16/07/1985) were convicted of their roles in an associated organised crime group.

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Moray man jailed for seven years for historical sexual offences

Aug 2015

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Stanley Sandison was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for abusing and raping a number of girls over a twelve year period

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The Glasgow bin lorry crash - The decision not to prosecute the driver

Aug 2015
THE GLASGOW BIN LORRY CRASH

THE DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE THE DRIVER

Introduction

1. Crown Counsel decided that the driver of the Glasgow City Council bin lorry which collided with and killed six people in Queen Street and George Square, Glasgow, on 22 December 2014, should not be prosecuted.

2. This decision was taken after full and careful consideration of all the evidence relevant to criminal responsibility and was made on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to show that he had committed a criminal offence.

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Jail for man who threatened 80-year-old woman with imitation firearm before robbing her

Aug 2015
A 21 year old who used an imitation handgun to threaten, assault and rob an elderly woman in the Borders has today been sentenced to five years, 10 months imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh.

On March 15, Taylor Wright went to the 80 year old woman’s house in a rural isolated location near Selkirk, and when she answered the door pointed the handgun at her telling her he wouldn’t kill her if she did as she was told.

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Minimum of 25 years imprisonment for fourth accused convicted of 2013 shooting of Mohammed Abdi

Aug 2015
A man who fled Scotland following a fatal shooting in Edinburgh has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder. Mohammed Ahmed, also known as Jamal Saeed (DOB 6 October 1985) was told he must serve 25 years in prison following the death of Mohammed Abdi in May 2013.  He was found guilty after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow on 14 July 2015.

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Three jailed for football trouble

Aug 2015

Three football fans were today sentenced at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to prison, and one given a Community Payback Order, for the part they played in a large scale violent disturbance with rival fans in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh.

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Life imprisonment for man who murdered brother in law in “extremely violent attack”

Aug 2015
James Smith, 58, was today sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Alexander Cameron earlier this year.

Smith will serve a minimum of 17 years before being eligible to apply for parole.

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