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Clutha Investigation Update

"The investigation into the Clutha helicopter crash has reached a significant stage and Crown Counsel, the most senior lawyers in Crown Office, have formally instructed a Fatal Accident Inquiry be held.

Larbert man jailed for grooming and blackmail

A man, who pretended to be a scout for a model agency, has been sent to prison for more than three years for grooming and blackmailing young girls and women. 24 year old John Kilpatrick was told he will serve 44 months in jail.

Ex-football coach sentenced for abusing boys

A former football coach was yesterday ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work for abusing two 13 year old boys in the late 1990’s.

Six figure confiscation order for drug dealer

A man who admitted supplying heroin and cocaine in Glasgow has been ordered to repay £100,000.

Woman sentenced for dog breach and police assault

A woman has been sentenced to a community payback order, with a condition to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, after breaching an order which banned her from keeping dogs.

Life sentence for man who murdered his friend

A 31-year-old has been jailed for at least 14 years after being found guilty of killing another man in Peterhead.

Confiscation order after million pound fraud

A confiscation order has been granted against an IT expert who defrauded a local authority of more than one million pounds.

Unlicensed dog breeder given lifetime ban

A man has been given a lifetime ban on keeping animals and fined £2,600 for allowing the death of a puppy in his care and repeatedly striking dogs with a large piece of wood.

Life sentence for drugs murder

A 32-year-old who murdered a man with a knife and then tried to evade justice by fleeing the country has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Shetland man sentenced for campaign of domestic abuse

A 62 year-old man who subjected his wife to decades of abuse has been sentenced to 32 months imprisonment at Lerwick Sheriff Court.