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Allan Humphrey given life sentence for murdering his wife

21 Oct 2014

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Allan Peter Humphrey was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 19 years, for the murder of his wife Angela Humphrey in Glasgow in February this year.

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Human Trafficking Summit communiqué published

17 Oct 2014

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, hosted a Human Trafficking Summit at the Scottish Parliament today.

This was the first meeting to be attended by all of the heads of the prosecution services for the UK and Ireland. Attending with the Lord Advocate were the Directors of Public Prosecutions for England & Wales, Northern Ireland. The Director of Public Prosecutions for Ireland attended the summit as an observer and participated in the discussion. Also present was the Advocate General for Scotland, the Right Honourable Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC representing the UK Government. 

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Heads of prosecution services meet at historic human trafficking summit

17 Oct 2014

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, hosted a Human Trafficking Summit at the Scottish Parliament today.

This is the first meeting to be attended by all of the heads of the prosecution services for the UK and Ireland. Attending with the Lord Advocate were the Directors of Public Prosecutions for England & Wales, Northern Ireland. The Director of Public Prosecutions for Ireland attended the summit as an observer and participated in the discussion.

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Garry Lockhart jailed for life for murder of his wife and son

16 Oct 2014

At Edinburgh High Court today, Garry Lockhart (DOB 14/04/1981) was jailed for life with a punishment part of 25 years, having been found guilty on 18 September of the murder of his wife, Janet Lockhart, and their two-year-old son Michael. 

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New cyber scamming education to prevent older people falling foul of criminals

13 Oct 2014

The first educational class on cyber scamming, tailored to help prevent older people falling foul of criminals, is being piloted in Aberdeen on 13 October 2014 and if successful will be rolled out across Scotland.

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Man jailed for a catalogue of child sex exploitation offences

09 Oct 2014

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Javaid Akhond was sentenced to six years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for sexually exploiting and abusing four vulnerable girls between December 2011 and May 2013.

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Civil recovery success against Russell Stirton and Alexander Anderson (deceased)

07 Oct 2014

The Inner House of the Court of Session, Edinburgh has today rejected the appeal by Russell Stirton and Alexander Anderson, following the civil recovery action where Scottish Ministers recovered property obtained by Mr Stirton and his associate, Mr Alexander Anderson (deceased), following their involvement in unlawful conduct including money laundering and extortion.

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Nicholas Diplacito and Mark Glancy sentenced following Gallowgate disturbance

02 Oct 2014
At Glasgow Sheriff Court today two men were sentenced for their part in a large scale disturbance in Glasgow city centre on the day of the Celtic versus Aberdeen match on 16 March last year.

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HMA v Clydeport Operations Limited and Svitzer Marine Limited - Fatal Accident Inquiry Decision

01 Oct 2014
Following the outcome of the criminal prosecutions against Svitzer Marine Limited and Clydeport Operations Limited the Lord Advocate has decided not to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths on 19 December 2007 of the master and two crew of the Flying Phantom vessel on the River Clyde at Clydebank. The decision was made following consultation with the families of the victims Stephen Humphreys, Eric Blackley and Robert Cameron.

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Glasgow father of two sentenced for racist abuse

23 Sep 2014

Abdul Hafes, a 35-year-old father of two, was today sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court to 16 months imprisonment for posting a number of obscene racist comments on a social networking site.

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