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Tyre recycling company director Paul Cook imprisoned

27 Feb 2015

A tyre recycling company director has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and his company fined a total of £195,000 today after illegally depositing and storing approximately 114,000 tyres at a site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

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Aberdeen Cold Case to be reinvestigated

27 Feb 2015

The Lord Advocate has today instructed Police Scotland to reinvestigate the murder of Dr Brenda Page. This follows a rigorous review of the Crown Office Cold Case Unit and Police Scotland case papers and assessment of the Forensic Science possibilities following advancement in scientific techniques.

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Statement from Crown Office on the Glasgow bin lorry incident.

25 Feb 2015

Crown Counsel have decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the causes of this tragedy to ensure that there can be a full public hearing of the facts of the case.

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Crown secures right to take future earnings from benefits fraudster and financial embezzler by securing “financial life sentences”

18 Feb 2015

The Crown secured two “nominal” confiscation orders today.  These orders mean that we have registered our position with the court and can reclaim any future earnings as criminal profits if appropriate.

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£21,000 confiscated from Glasgow woman caught with nine grams of cocaine

16 Feb 2015

At Paisley Sheriff Court today, Ellen Hayes (DOB 27/02/1978), from the Priesthill area of Glasgow, was made subject of a Confiscation Order for £21,000.

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Lord Advocate signs statement opposing Female Genital Mutilation

06 Feb 2015

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This is a United Nations sponsored day of awareness and action against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

To coincide with this event the Scottish Women's Support Project and Scottish Government have drawn up a statement opposing FGM. This document, which sets out the scope of the legislation and where victims can obtain help and support, has been signed by the Lord Advocate, the RT Hon Frank Mulholland QC and others, including Alex Neil, Shona Robison and Fiona McLeod and the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House.

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Sex offender given Order for Lifelong Restriction for a catalogue of sex offences and violence spanning over 20 years

05 Feb 2015

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Patrick Savage Chinskie was given an Order of Lifelong Restriction, with a minimum punishment part of 7 years in custody, and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for a catalogue of violent and sexual offences spanning over 20 years.

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Fort William poacher sentenced in first red deer dna profiling case

04 Feb 2015

This is the first case in the United Kingdom where DNA from red deer has been used to link a suspect to a specific poaching incident.

James Kennedy pled guilty to shooting and killing a red deer, gralloching it and removing it from Druim na Brein-choille on Glenfinnan Estate on 2 February 2014.

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Springburn man who sold drugs from Possilpark car garage to lose £83,000

02 Feb 2015

At Edinburgh High Court today, Desmond Andrew Stewart (DOB 05/12/1980), currently imprisoned but formerly from Springburn, Glasgow, was made subject of a confiscation order for £83,000.

Police received intelligence that the respondent was selling drugs from KS Autos Limited, a garage in an industrial estate, Possilpark, Glasgow. On 11 April 2014, police searched the premises and recovered £53,652 in cash. They also found a hydraulic press on the second floor of the garage as well as two money counting machines.

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Inverness man given Order for Lifelong Restriction for brutal sex attacks on two women

02 Feb 2015

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Andrew Peters was given an Order for Lifelong Restriction, with a minimum punishment part of seven years six months in custody, and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for raping two women in Inverness.

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