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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.

Prison for moving drug money

A man has been jailed for trying to send £230,000 of illegally acquired cash to England. 

Kevin Foley was sentenced to four years imprisonment at Glasgow High Court today after previously admitting an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 

Angus man sentenced for historic domestic abuse

A 67 year-old man who subjected his wife to decades of abuse has been sentenced to three years in jail.

John Ormond was found guilty of 12 charges related to the physical abuse of his wife over a period of almost three decades.

Man sentenced for murder of mother

A 42 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he must serve a minimum of 23 years in jail for murdering his mother.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that in the late evening of 11 February 2017 William Kelly assaulted his mother and set her alight at the home they shared in Kilmarnock.

Man jailed for possessing submachine gun

A man who was caught with a lethal automatic weapon in his car has been jailed for six years.

Two men jailed for Edinburgh hit and run

Two men who were involved in a road traffic collision which left a young boy seriously injured have been sentenced to a total 6 years and seven months imprisonment.

Former nurse sentenced for cyber stalking campaign

A 27 year-old who carried out a campaign of harassment against a number of women has been sentenced to 22 months in prison, made the subject of a non-harassment order and placed on the sex offenders register.

Man fined for raptor shooting

A 65 year-old man has been fined for recklessly shooting a bird of prey.

Keith Riddoch, from Aberdeen, was fined £500 after having been found guilty of a charge under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 today.

Lord Advocate speaks in support of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

At the start of the 2017 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC reitertated his support for the international drive to combat Gender Based Violence.