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Man jailed for manufacturing 'slam guns' in garden shed

A man who was manufacturing improvised firearms known as ‘slam guns’ in his garden shed has been jailed for five years.

Company fined £310,000 after workers' fingers amputated

A meat processing company has been fined £310,000 after two workers had their fingers amputated by machines.

On 22 August 2016, a 37-year-old man was working on the Lorne sausage processing line at what was then the Halls of Scotland factory on Glenburn Road, Prestwick.

Lord Advocate welcomes publication of hate crime figures

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has welcomed the publication of figures on Hate Crime in Scotland.

Couple sentenced for assault and robbery

A man and woman who dragged a young girl out of the passenger seat of a car before stealing it have been sentenced at Hamilton Sheriff Court today.

Prosecutors dial in for criminal hearings

Prosecutors have made ‘virtual’ appearances at Dumfries Sheriff Court this week, helping some criminal cases to proceed as safely as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for prosecutors

The Lord Advocate has confirmed that domestic abuse cases will continue to be prosecuted vigorously and fairly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish Water fined for pollution of the River Clyde

 

Scottish Water was fined £19,000 at Glasgow Sheriff Court today after pleading guilty to an incident of water pollution in Glasgow in 2016.

Man jailed after one punch death

A 52 year-old man from Glasgow has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for causing the death of a 45 year-old man after attacking him in a bar.

Lord Advocate addresses victims' groups

The Lord Advocate renewed his commitment to put victims’ voices at the heart of the criminal justice system as he addressed an event marking European Day for Victims of Crime.

Teen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

A teenager who murdered a 61 year-old man in an unprovoked attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh.