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Life term for man who murdered his partner

A 51 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his partner and then trying to cover up his crime.

James McCarten beat 43 year old Anna Rosenberg so severely that she died from her injuries.

Solicitor General to deliver speech at major conference on human trafficking

18 October is Anti-Slavery Day (EU Anti-Trafficking Day) and the Solicitor General for Scotland, Alison Di Rollo QC is speaking at a conference in London which is examining the UK's response to modern slavery.

Skipper jailed for neglect that lead to crewman’s death

The skipper of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to six months imprisonment today after a crew member died when the ship ran aground off the Shetland Islands.

Christopher Smith pled guilty to a contravention of Section 58(2)(b) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on 13th September 2016.

Life sentence for delicatessen murder

A 32 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 15 year old Paige Doherty.

Today at the High Court in Glasgow John Leathem, who pled guilty at a hearing on 5 September, was told he would spend a minimum of 27 years in prison for the horrific attack on the teenager.

Lord Advocate’s personal pledge on Hate Crime

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has marked UK Hate Crime Awareness Week by sending a strong message to those who engage in this abhorrent behaviour that they will face the full force of the law.

Ayrshire man jailed for dog fighting offences

A 50 year old man, who kept dogs for fighting, has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment and banned from keepings dogs for life.

Tony Barbara, who is originally from Essex, was given the custodial sentence after being found guilty earlier this year of breaching the Dangerous Dogs Act by keeping two female pit bull terrier type dogs at his home in East Ayrshire.

Minimum of 17 years in jail for knife murderer

A 24 year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an 18 year-old in Uddingston, SouthLanarkshire.

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Paul Kane was told he must serve a punishment part of at least 17 years after being given a mandatory life term for the murder of Sean Banks on the 12th September 2015.

Life Sentence for Mid Calder killer

A 35 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his estranged wife at their former home in West Lothian.

Erhan Havaleoglu killed 29 year old social care worker Leighanne Cameron in a frenzied attack in October 2015 in the house they used to share in Mid Calder. Their children were asleep upstairs at the time.

Hamilton man who threw flare at Scottish Cup fixture banned from all matches

At Stranraer Sheriff Court, Carlos Rankin was sentenced for throwing a flare during a match between Stranraer and Celtic at Stair Park, Stranraer on January 10 this year.

Flooring company sentenced for health and safety failing

A company based in Lancashire has admitted health and safety offences after an employee fell through a void in the floor of a building under construction at Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, Edinburgh.