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Life term for Greenock man who murdered neighbour

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after stabbing to death his neighbour in a senseless knife attack.

38 year old Thomas Sellar hid a kitchen knife behind his back having complained earlier that his neighbour’s TV was turned up too loud.

Electricity company fined following death of worker

A Perth based power company has admitted health and safety offences after the fatal electrocution of a man on the power line between Dounreay and Beauly.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission PLC, who are responsible for maintaining the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, pled guilty to a contravention of Sections 3(1) and Section 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

They were fined £133,000 for the incident which occurred at Contullich Woods near Alness. The company were told they would have faced a fine of £200,000 were it not for their plea of guilty.

Company director jailed after elderly Edinburgh victim conned out of nearly £150,000

The director of a building company that conned an 87 year old out of nearly £150,000 has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

 21 year old Robert Stewart, sole director of Abbey Roofing and Building Services, was imprisoned at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday having been convicted of fraud by a jury.

Company sentenced following leisure centre death

A company has admitted health and safety failings which resulted in the death of a six year-old boy who was found unconscious in a swimming pool in Arbroath.

Prosecutors secure third round of financial penalties against cannabis farmer

At Airdrie Sheriff Court today, a confiscation order for a further £35,000 was made against a convicted cannabis grower, taking the total confiscated from him to £53,000.

Aberdeen duo given life term for beating man to death

Two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment after beating another so severely that he died from his injuries.

North Ayrshire man given 18 months jail for Hamesucken & Robbery

A North Ayrshire man has been jailed for 18 months at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for breaking into the home of a 93 year old woman in the dead of night.

Women jailed for life for toddler murder

Two women have been sentenced to 23 and a half years and 24 years in jail after they were found guilty of the murder of a two year in old Fife.

Cargo handling company sentenced for health and safety failing

An Aberdeen based company has admitted health and safety offences after steel pipes being carried by a forklift struck and injured an employee at Aberdeen Harbour.

 

Online Drug Dealer Hacker Sentenced Following International Police Operation

An Edinburgh computer hacker and ‘dark web’ drug dealer was today sentenced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £17,000 compensation at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.