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Life sentence for double killing

A 43 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he must serve a minimum of 23 years in jail for murder and culpable homicide.

Protecting children from sexual offending

Too many of Scotland’s children and young people are subjected to, or engage in, sexual behaviours that require a criminal justice response. 

First 'intimate images' conviction under new legislation

A 59 year-old man who threatened to upload an intimate video of a former partner to the internet has been sentenced after the first conviction under new ‘intimate images’ legislation.

Six figure confiscation order for dealer

A man who admitted dealing in cocaine has been told he must pay back nearly £300,000 pounds from the proceeds of his criminal actions. 

Local authority fined for fall

West Lothian Council has been fined £10,000 for health and safety failings which left a worker with severe injuries.

Local authority fined for scalding incident

The local authority for the Western Isles has been fined £8,000 today for health and safety failings that left a 54 year-old man scalded.

Cargo company fined after fall

A cargo handling company has been fined £60,000 today for health and safety failings that left a worker with serious head injuries.

IT specialist jailed for million pound fraud

A 52 year old man was sentenced to over 5 years imprisonment after admitting defrauding Dundee City Council to the tune of more than one million pounds.

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.