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Two drugs couriers have been jailed after being caught bringing almost £6 million worth of cocaine into Scotland. David Murdoch, 56, and Graham McCulloch, 39, both pled guilty to supplying drugs and possessing criminal property in connection with serious organised crime.

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A man who possessed a crossbow and other items for terrorist purposes has been jailed. Gabrielle Friel had amassed a collection of weapons in his Edinburgh flat, including a crossbow, scope, 15 crossbow arrows, a machete and ballistic vest.

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A trustee who embezzled hundreds of thousands from a charity has been ordered to pay back £700,000 in profit. Architect Ian Brash, from Wallyford, East Lothian, admitted embezzling £358,832 from the Dr Robert Malcolm Trust between August 2010 and September 2014.

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The leader of a drugs gang that supplied heroin and cocaine in the central belt has been told he must pay back the profit of his crimes. In October last year, Anthony O’Hare was jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to supplying drugs, directing others to commit serious crimes and money

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A Crown Office employee who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds in drugs and cash from an evidence store has been jailed. Katherine Vaughan, 34, of Aberdeen, was employed as a production keeper for the Crown Office. She embezzled more than £90,000 in cash and stole £147,000 of drugs, i

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The FDA trade union has today launched a ballot for industrial action over the fact Crown Office lawyers are paid less than their Scottish government counterparts.  The move could see about 500 procurators fiscal walk out early next year.

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A Glasgow based company has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries. Alfa (Wholesale) Limited, a wholesale grocery, catering supply and household goods company, pled guilty to a contravention of Sections 2(

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Charles Green, the former Rangers chief executive, will be compensated for the malicious prosecution made against him by the Crown Office. Mr Green, 67, was told at the Court of Session that prosecutors were wrong to take legal action against him.

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A woman who failed to get medical help for her dying 13-year-old daughter has been jailed for three years and six months. Robyn Goldie complained to her mother Sharon Goldie of feeling unwell between 19th July 2018 and 26th July 2018.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld has been fined for health and safety failings which led to the death of a vulnerable care home resident at a property in Dundee. Dundee Sheriff Court was told that in the early hours of 30 May 2017, a 94-year-old man fell nearly 30 feet from a second floor windo

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The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff have been thanked by NHS Blood and Transplant Scotland's Organ Donation Services Team for their work which contributed to the life-saving organ donation process during COVID-19. The NHS team have acknowledged the significant part that the Scottish

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A Bronze Age hoard of national significance has been found by a metal detectorist in the Scottish Borders. A complete horse harness and sword were uncovered at the site near Peebles in what is only the second time this kind of hoard has been found in Scotland.

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An oil company has admitted regulatory failings which led to the discharge of crude oil into the North Sea. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (BP) pled guilty to a contravention of Regulation 3(1) of the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005 at

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A Paisley man who killed a 15-year-old schoolgirl in a hit and run incident has been sentenced to five years and three months' imprisonment. 21-year-old Shaun Gatti was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow after pleading guilty to causing the death of Robyn Fryar on Glenburn Road, Paisley.

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