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East Kilbride nursing home carer sentenced for assaulting resident

28 Jul 2015
An assistant at an East Kilbride nursing home has been ordered to carry out 200 of hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order after being convicted of assaulting an 86-year-old resident.

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Bogus workman who conned elderly victim in roof repair scam jailed

24 Jul 2015
At Airdrie Sheriff Court today Barney Doherty was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment having earlier pled guilty to conning an 89-year-old woman out of thousands of pounds for unnecessary roof repairs.

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Ex-owner of Argyll hotel sentenced to 3 years imprisonment after trafficking workers from Bangladesh

24 Jul 2015

A 47–year-old man has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, having been found guilty of human trafficking.

Shamsul Arefin carried out his crimes between 2008 and 2010 when he was the owner of the Stewart Hotel near Appin in Argyll.

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Over £17,000 confiscated from Motherwell drug dealer

15 Jul 2015

At Hamilton Sheriff Court today, Archibald Bannantyne (DOB 01/10/1949), from Motherwell, was made subject of a Confiscation Order for £17,282.31.

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Wishaw man caught dealing steroids faces £15,000 confiscation order

14 Jul 2015


A steroid dealer from Wishaw has been ordered to pay £15,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

At Hamilton Sheriff Court today, Alexander Haley (DOB 30/10/1986)was made subject of the Confiscation Order after previously pleading guilty to being involved in the supply of controlled drugs.

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£15,000 confiscated for illegal landfill in Fife

08 Jul 2015
A Fife landowner who built up an illegal landfill site containing thousands of tonnes of unlicensed waste has been handed a £15,000 Confiscation Order.

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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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