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Four men sentenced to a total of over 13 years imprisonment for corruption and bribery at Edinburgh City Council

18 Jun 2015

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, four men were sentenced to a total of 13 years and two months after pleading guilty to corruption at Edinburgh City Council.

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Lord Advocate welcomes reductions in Hate Crime

12 Jun 2015
The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, today welcomed the publication of figures which show a continued reduction overall in Hate Crime in Scotland.

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Hate Crime in Scotland, 2014-15

12 Jun 2015
A report on Hate Crime in Scotland, 2014-15, was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. It also includes figures for charges under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

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Gavin Bowie jailed for sex assaults on boys spanning over 20 years

03 Jun 2015

At the High Court in Livingston today, Gavin Bowie was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for a catalogue of offences against 11 vulnerable boys spanning over 20 years.

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£2,250 drugs cash seized from Greenock heroin dealer

03 Jun 2015
At Greenock Sheriff Court today, Thomas Brown, (04/03/1976) from Greenock, was made subject to a confiscation order for £2,250 of cash found in his possession during a drugs search.

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Andrew Coulson - Proceedings concluded

03 Jun 2015

 Following todays calling at the High Court at Edinburgh a Crown Office spokesperson said:

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Prosecution comments on guilty verdict for Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll shooting

28 May 2015

At the High Court in Glasgow today, William Paterson (DOB 10/09/1979) was convicted of the murder of Kevin Carroll in January 2010.

The court had heard that Paterson, while acting with others, murdered Mr Carroll as he sat in his vehicle at the Asda car park in Robroyston.

Following the murder he fled and following information received by the Scottish prosecution service’s International Co-operation Unit that he may be residing in Spain; a European Arrest Warrant was sought, granted and executed by Spanish police.

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Over £1,470,000 confiscated from Scottish criminals in single day

25 May 2015

Five cases which called at Edinburgh High Court today resulted in the confiscation of £1,475,459.24 from criminals, all of which will be made available to the Scottish Government for use in the CashBack programme, benefitting communities across Scotland.


Orders were made against money launderer Michael Voudouri, drug dealers Peter Walters and Alan Gardner, and brothel-keepers Margaret Paterson and Robert Munro.

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Over £10,000 confiscated from Cowdenbeath man caught growing cannabis

20 May 2015
At Dunfermline Sheriff Court today, Gavin Terris, (DOB 11/04/82) from Cowdenbeath, was made subject to a confiscation order for £10,300.

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North Scotland school students praised for high calibre of debating skills

20 May 2015
Banchory Academy and Charleston Academy, Inverness went head to head last night in the final of the Scottish prosecution service’s North of Scotland Schools Public Speaking Competition with Cameron Cochrane (2nd year) and Morvern Carmichael (3rd year) from the Charleston Academy team judged the winners following a thought inspiring and worthy debate by both schools. 

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