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Crown Office statement - Case against Alexander Pacteau

17 Apr 2015

The following statement is attributable to a Crown Office spokesperson:

“Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court today charged with the murder of Karen Buckley, and with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

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Crown recieves report in connection with death of Karen Buckley

17 Apr 2015
A spokesperson for the Crown Office said:

“The Procurator Fiscal at Glasgow has received a report regarding a 21-year-old male, in connection with the death of Karen Buckley.

“The report remains under the consideration of the Procurator Fiscal.”

Man banned from football matches for a year after setting off smoke flare at match last night

10 Apr 2015

- Ban imposed less than 24 hours after offence at Palmerston Park

Liam Bernard, DOB 20/08/97, from Coalburn was today fined £350 and made subject of a Football Banning Order for one year after pleading guilty to culpable and reckless conduct.  The Banning Order means that Bernard will be banned from all regulated football matches throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.

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Crown Office Statement on the Edinburgh Legionnaires Outbreak 2012

08 Apr 2015

Between 5 June and 15 July 2012 four people died as a result of a Legionnaire's Disease outbreak in Edinburgh.A multi-agency Incident Management Team, led by NHS Lothian and including the Health and Safety Executive and City of Edinburgh Council, responded quickly and effectively to minimise the impact on public health.

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Crown Office statement on the case against Farai Chirashi or Chiriseri

07 Apr 2015

After the calling of the case against Farai Chirashi or Chiriseri today, a Crown Office spokesperson said:

"Following the death of Scott Chiriseri, and on the basis of the evidence available at the time, the Crown decided that his mother Farai Chirashi or Chiriseri should be charged with his murder.

"As the investigation into the case continued, medical opinion as to the accused's mental state at the time of the offence was sought.

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£15,000 confiscated from Glasgow cannabis dealer

02 Apr 2015

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, Gary Sharpe, (DOB 13/08/1986) from the Springburn area of Glasgow, was made subject to a confiscation order for £15,000.

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Edinburgh man banned from football matches for two years and fined £560 for racist abuse

01 Apr 2015

Edinburgh man banned from football matches for two years and fined £560 for racist abuse

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Glasgow man who fled from police to have £250,000 illegal earnings confiscated

27 Mar 2015

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, Mohammed Rafiq, (01/03/72) from the Thornliebank area of Glasgow, was made subject to a confiscation order for £250,000.

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Crown Office considering Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Ewan Williamson

20 Mar 2015

Following the outcome of the criminal prosecution against the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Crown Counsel will consider whether or not it is in the public interest to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of fire fighter Ewan Williamson on 12 July 2009 at the Balmoral Bar, Dalry Road, Edinburgh.

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Skipper jailed for failings that lead to death of diver

19 Mar 2015

Guthrie Melville, the skipper of the boat 'Solstice', has been sentenced to nine month imprisonment today at Stirling Sheriff Court for health and safety regulatory failings that lead to the tragic death of James Irvine in Largo Bay, Leven.

Melville was found guilty after trial on 17 February at Stirling Sheriff Court on two charges on indictment contrary to The Diving at Work Regulations 1997, Regulation 6 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 33(1)(c).

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