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Plumber fined following catastrophic explosion

A 35 years old plumber has been fined £3,000 after causing a gas explosion at a house in Callander.

International cooperation on law enforcement

Collaboration in tackling cross-border crime was discussed at a meeting between the Lord Advocate and European Commissioner for the Security Union.

£600,000 embezzler sentenced

Robert Crawford took the money over 13 years while working in the annuities department of Scottish Widows.

Lord Advocate visits Edinburgh Women’s Aid

The Lord Advocate, the Right Honourable James Wolffe QC, today visited Edinburgh Women’s Aid in Stockbridge, Edinburgh which coincides with the Domestic Abuse Bill reaching its third and final stage at the Scottish Parliament.

COPFS named top public sector employer for the fifth year running

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has been named top public sector employer in Scotland for the fifth year running and 15th overall in the UK in the 2018 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index

Jail for drug dealers

Three men linked to serious organised crime have been jailed for a total of over 20 years for dealing heroin and cocaine.

Former football coach who sexually abused boys jailed for over two years

A 70-year-old former football coach was today jailed for 27 months for sexually abusing boys in Aberdeenshire in the 1980 and 90’s.

Fife man jailed for domestic abuse

A 50 year-old man who subjected his partners to abuse has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Crime prevention order for drug dealer

A man caught with drugs and firearms has been given an order designed to prevent him returning to crime when he is released from jail. 

William Wilson was jailed for five years last month after he admitted two of charges of supplying drugs and two firearms offences. 

Couple sentenced for killing neighbour

A 37 year-old man has been told he will serve at least 14 years in prison following the murder of a man in Edinburgh.