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Life sentence for drugs murder

A 32-year-old who murdered a man with a knife and then tried to evade justice by fleeing the country has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Shetland man sentenced for campaign of domestic abuse

A 62 year-old man who subjected his wife to decades of abuse has been sentenced to 32 months imprisonment at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Stronger powers to seize criminal gains

New powers to seize criminal gains are increasingly disruptive to serious organised crime, the Lord Advocate has said.

Cemetery fraudster jailed

A cemetery worker who admitted to illegally selling burial plots has been jailed for 16 months.

Six figure confiscation order for police inspector

A police inspector who was jailed for fraud has been told he will have to repay more than £100 thousand. 

Life sentence for double killing

A 43 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he must serve a minimum of 23 years in jail for murder and culpable homicide.

Protecting children from sexual offending

Too many of Scotland’s children and young people are subjected to, or engage in, sexual behaviours that require a criminal justice response. 

First 'intimate images' conviction under new legislation

A 59 year-old man who threatened to upload an intimate video of a former partner to the internet has been sentenced after the first conviction under new ‘intimate images’ legislation.

Six figure confiscation order for dealer

A man who admitted dealing in cocaine has been told he must pay back nearly £300,000 pounds from the proceeds of his criminal actions. 

Local authority fined for fall

West Lothian Council has been fined £10,000 for health and safety failings which left a worker with severe injuries.