A 51 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he will serve a minimum of 17 years for murdering his sister.
The High Court in Glasgow heard that on 17 September 2016 Charles Gordon strangled his sister Elizabeth Bowe in her own home in St.Andrews, Fife.
A 29 year old man has been given an Order of Lifelong Restriction, with a minimum punishment part of three years and nine months in custody, for throwing a petrol bomb at Edinburgh’s Central Mosque.
A 21 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of pensioner Gordon Bolam in Glasgow last summer.
A woman who made death threats to a high profile politician and bomb threats to a number of well-known locations has been given the first ever Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) to be issued in Scotland.
A former teacher turned TV weatherman has been jailed for four years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for abusing school boys in his care.
A man who orchestrated a highly complex series of mortgage frauds has been jailed for a total of 11 years. 52 year old Edwin McLaren conned dozens of victims over the course of several years.
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, today welcomed the publication of figures on Hate Crime in Scotland.
A report on Hate Crime in Scotland 2016-17 was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.
A volunteer youth worker who bombarded a teenage girl with hundreds of unwanted messages has been given a Community Payback Order and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work after admitting a charge of stalking.
A Confiscation Order of £222,900 has been awarded against Mohammed Omar Hameed after he was caught with more than two kilos of cannabis in a rented car.