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A 31-year-old man has been sentenced after admitting a salmon poaching offence in Moray. Joel Julienne, from Glasgow, was sentenced at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday 26 January having previously pled guilty to fishing for salmon on the River Spey.

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A 64-year-old-man and a 57-year-old woman have been fined a total of £10,000 for health and safety failings which led to a 23-year-old man's death by drowning. Clifford Davies and Janet Lightbown, who are the joint owners of Loch Awe Boats, were each ordered to pay £5,000 after they pled

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A man who was involved in turning an industrial unit into a drugs factory capable of mass producing etizolam pills with a black-market value worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years and six months. Derek Dragsnes, 49, a labourer, of Glasgow, ran the unit in the Lanarkshir

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A solicitor who embezzled £7,000 from his firm by misappropriating professional fees has been jailed for ten months. Leo McGarvey, 54, embezzled the sum from RGM Solicitors in Grangemouth between 2011 and 2017.

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A pensioner has been jailed for multiple sexual offences spanning the course of 56 years. John Wilson, 81, of Midlothian, was found guilty of groping and harassing two schoolgirls as well as sexually assaulting three teenage boys.

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Stun guns bought online and imported from abroad are classed as prohibited firearms, High Court prosecutors have warned. The warning came as a 35-year-old man was jailed for five years at the High Court in Edinburgh after being convicted of discharging a taser in a children’s skatepark.

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Two men who stabbed a stranger to death at a party after a drugs and alcohol binge have been jailed for life and seven years and three months respectively. Scott Hector, 20, died after being attacked at a flat in Aberdeen’s Marischal Court in April 2021.

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A Coatbridge confectionery company has been fined £5,000 for health and safety failings which led to the injury of an employee. Lees of Scotland Limited, who make teacakes, snowballs, and meringues, pled guilty to a charge under health and safety legislation on 13 December 2022 at Airdrie Sher

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A 50-year-old Italian tourist has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment for causing the deaths of five people after drifting into oncoming traffic. Alfredo Ciociola was sentenced at the High Court in Livingston after having been found guilty of causing the deaths of Audrey Appleby, Edward Reid

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Data leaks at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have nearly doubled in the past year to more than 150. Some of the data breaches were so egregious they were reported to the Information Commissioner's Officer (ICO).

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The former director of a free-range egg company has been jailed for two years and three months for animal welfare and hygiene offences which led to the deaths of approximately 2,000 hens. Peter Armitage, 41, was sentenced at Wick Sheriff Court where he was also banned from keeping animals for 15 yea

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Parents who buy puppies as Christmas presents from unauthorised breeders could be getting duped into helping to fund organised crime in Scotland. That was the stark warning today from the Crown Office as law agencies look to choke off a source of revenue for gang networks all over the country.

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The Sexual Offences Review has published its webpage and terms of reference to give information to the public and professionals about its work on reviewing how the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) deals with reports of sexual offences. The review was commissioned by Lord Advocate

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