At the High Court in Glasgow today, Duncan Dreghorn, also known as Duncan Begg, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for a catalogue of violent and sexual offences spanning over 10 years.
A Bristol based roofing company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Gorgie Park Road.
Scottish Water was fined £6,500 for an incident of water pollution in Alva in 2013 at Alloa Sheriff Court today.
The company pled guilty to the offence under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 Regulation 4 and 44(1)(a) and the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 Section 20(3)(a).
At the High Court in Glasgow today, Andrew McKinlay was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 15 years, for the murder of his girlfriend Josephine Steele.
Speaking after the plea, a Crown Office spokesperson said:
“Today Rosdeep Adekoya has pled guilty to the culpable homicide of her three-year-old son, Mikaeel Kular. She has also admitted attempting to defeat the ends of justice by concealing his body in Fife and falsely claiming that he was a missing person, instigating a large scale search.
“It would be inappropriate for us to comment further until the case has concluded and sentence has been passed.”
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an explosion at Borders Fine Arts, Langholm in 2012 revealed health and safety breaches which have resulted in a £10,500 fine for the parent company Enesco Limited of Carlisle.
At Hamilton Sheriff Court today, Steven Walker (DOB 31/01/1976), from Coatbridge, was made subject of a confiscation order for £5,900.
On 4 November 2012, police attended at the accused’s address, having received reports of a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the property. Police recovered 15 plants from the loft area of the property, along with a quantity of dried herbal cannabis from on top of the kitchen unit.
The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has instructed prosecutors to use the full range of their powers to protect the interests of legitimate businesses and their hard working staff in the run up to the Commonwealth Games by cracking down on fraudsters.