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Two men have been given community payback orders (CPO) for illegal metal detecting, damaging a historic monument and removing an artefact. Metal detectorists Andrejs Grisulis, 35 and Matthew Madden, 55 had previously pled guilty to heritage offences at Dunoon Sheriff Court.

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Holyrood Secondary School have been hailed as winners of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) national schools public speaking competition held at Parliament House. Mairin Campbell-Thow and Rose Usher, both 13 and in S2 at the Glasgow school, teamed up to triumph in a keenly contes

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An Edinburgh GP has been jailed for four years for the rape of a woman he met through an online dating site. Dr Manesh Gill, 39, was sentenced to four years imprisonment after being found guilty of sexually assaulting his victim when they met for the first time.

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A Shetland-based company has been fined £80,000 after an employee sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a forklift truck. QA Fish Ltd, a fish processing company based at Blacksness Pier, Scalloway, pled guilty to health and safety breaches committed between 6 January 2014 and 31 Janua

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A 56-year-old fishing boat skipper has been fined £3,211 after being found guilty of illegal fishing in a marine protected area off Scotland’s northwest coast. Alex Murray, of the Isle of Lewis, was in charge of the FV Star of Annan while it was operating with its fishing gear deployed w

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A member of an organised crime gang who helped arrange the murder of a Dutch journalist has been jailed for life. Christopher Hughes, 33, was with Martin Kok, 49, when he was shot and killed outside the Boccaccio Club in Laren, Holland on 8 December 2016. He had alerted others to Mr Kok’s loca

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The Crown Office has begun an investigation into claims that perjury was committed during the trial of Alex Salmond. Mr Salmond's lawyers have written to prosecutors over concerns that evidence that was given in court ran contrary to statements that were later given to MSPs on an inquiry.

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A man who knocked a cyclist off his bike on a rural Fife road and killed him has been jailed for more than two years. Adam Fernie, 80, failed to see Iain Anderson, 66, cycling on the B937 near Ladybank in Fife and hit him with his truck. The collision smashed the windscreen of the Nissan Cabstar and

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An Edinburgh man who sexually abused three children over two decades has been jailed for six years. William King was convicted of three charges against two girls and a boy at the High Court in Stirling last month.

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There will be no fatal accident inquiry into the death of a 34-year-old woman at an Edinburgh hospital in December 2018. Amanda Cox is believed to have collapsed in a stairwell at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while looking for painkillers days after having given birth.

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The Crown Office has backed a memorandum of co-operation over "crimes of the gravest concern to the entire international community" made between the offices of the UK Attorney General and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.  The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, expressed her support for the

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Two of the men involved in the murder of a man who was shot in the head as he sat in a car at traffic lights have been given court orders designed to prevent their involvement in serious organised crime. Kenny Reilly, 29, was shot in Maryhill, Glasgow, on 16 April 2018 and died two days later.

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