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Port Glasgow man jailed for dog fighting offences

A 27 year old man, who kept dogs for fighting, has been sentenced to 7 months imprisonment and banned from keeping dogs for 20 years.

Police officer sentenced for stalking

A 43 year-old police officer whose course of conduct caused a vulnerable woman significant fear and alarm has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison and given a three year a non-harassment order at Perth Sheriff Court today.

Six figure confiscation order for woman guilty of embezzling charity

A former payroll manager who admitted embezzling the British Red Cross has been told she must pay back £176,366.16 from the proceeds of her criminal actions.

Man jailed for fireraising and extortion

A man who tried to extort nearly £100,000 from his landlord and deliberately set fire to a house he had been renting has been jailed for 12 years.

Former youth football coach jailed for sexually abusing boys

A former football coach who abused boys was today jailed for four years.

Francis Cairney, 83, committed the offences against boys as young as 12 between 1965 and 1986.

Retail company fined £450,000 for failings that led to girl’s injury

A London based company has admitted a health and safety offence after a falling barrier struck a young girl at a shopping centre in Glasgow.

David Mitchell sentencing hailed a success for Organised Crime Partnership

The sentencing of a man for importing a firearm from the United States is being hailed as the first major success for the recently formed Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland).

Renewed pledge on Lockerbie investigation

THE Solicitor General has pledged to work in close co-operation with US authorities if new evidence on the Lockerbie bombing becomes available.

Jail for Latvian money laundering gang

Four Latvian men were sentenced today to a total of 19 years and eight months for serious and organised crime offences.

Hardijs Langsteins, 37, Maris Kursis, 30, Arvids Civkors, 30, and Aivars Dzagarjans, 38, were all convicted of agreeing to become involved in serious and organised crime by doing things which enabled money laundering and fraud to be committed.

Auction for VAT fraud watches

Two designer watches have been sold at auction, part of the final UK held assets linked to a muti-million pound VAT fraud which spanned the globe.