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Four men have been jailed for a total of 22 years after £10 million worth of cocaine was found concealed inside a van in Glasgow. Ellis Hardy, Wayne Smith, James Davidson and David Mullarkey all previously pled guilty and were sentenced on Tuesday.

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The trustees of a Kilmarnock leisure centre have been fined after a six-year-old girl nearly drowned in a swimming pool. At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, the trustees of the Kilmarnock Leisure Centre Trust admitted failings under health and safety at work legislation and was fined £10,000.

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A Glasgow man who illegally dumped asbestos on private land has been fined. Iain McGuiness, who owned a building maintenance company at the time, drove a van containing the waste to a site in the city’s London Road on 24 October 2019.

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Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC has appointed Ashley Edwards QC as principal crown counsel, in which capacity she will lead the advocate depute team in the prosecution of serious crime. Ms Edwards, who succeeds the late Stephen O'Rourke QC, will report directly to Ms Bain and Solicitor General for Sco

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The Crown Office will not conduct a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the deaths of three people in Loch Lomond last summer. Edina Olahova, 29, her son Raza Haris Ali, 9, and friend Mohammad Asim Raza, 39, all drowned on July 24.

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An Edinburgh nursery has been fined £800,000 after an 11-month-old boy in its care died after choking on a piece of food. The young boy was eating dinner at Bright Horizons Corstorphine Nursery on 9 July 2019 when he began to choke. When a staff member returned from using the bathroom, she tho

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A care home company has been fined £640,000 after one of their residents choked on a piece of doughnut and died. The 65-year-old resident of Orchard Care Home in Tullibody, Clackmannanshire was on a specialist diet of minced and moist food after a severe stroke and vascular dementia left her a

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A drug dealer who tried to kill a police officer by hitting him with his car has been jailed. Zeng Xing Yu had been boxed in by police in Devonshire Gardens Lanes, Glasgow on 21 July 2020. He accelerated and drove at the officer standing in front of the car who was carried on the bonnet and thrown i

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A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the deaths of Lamara Bell and John Yuill more than six years after they died in an accident on the M9. The announcement follows the news that a £1 million payout has been made to the family of Lamara Bell by Police Scotland.

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A Crown Office employee who launched legal action against the prosecution body after claiming she was sacked for raising sexual harassment allegations against a colleague has lost her case. Kirsten Fordham said she was victimised by COPFS in October 2019. She faced disciplinary action for improperly

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Two companies have been fined after a security guard died of hypothermia when he and his colleague were snowed in on a construction site. Ronnie Alexander was on duty at Afton Windfarm construction site near New Cumnock, East Ayrshire on 21 January 2018 during bad weather. The 74-year-old was found

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A schoolteacher who engaged in sexual activity with a girl under his care and assaulted others has been jailed. James Clark was employed at a school in Perthshire when the offences took place between August 2011 and February 2019.

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A 32-year old Aberdeenshire man who kept a dog for fighting has been given a community payback order requiring him to be under supervision for 12 months and to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work. He was also banned from keeping dogs for 10 years. Liam Taylor was sentenced at Banff Sheriff Court toda

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