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Life term for sister killing

A 51 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he will serve a minimum of 17 years for murdering his sister.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that on 17 September 2016 Charles Gordon strangled his sister Elizabeth Bowe in her own home in St.Andrews, Fife.

Fife woman sentenced for bomb threats

A woman who made death threats to a high profile politician and bomb threats to a number of well-known locations has been given the first ever Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) to be issued in Scotland.

Fraudster Jailed

A man who orchestrated a highly complex series of mortgage frauds has been jailed for a total of 11 years. 52 year old Edwin McLaren conned dozens of victims over the course of several years.

McLaren was convicted on 29 charges after a successful prosecution case spanning the longest criminal trial in Scottish legal history.

Youth worker admits stalking charge

A volunteer youth worker who bombarded a teenage girl with hundreds of unwanted messages  has been given a Community Payback Order and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work after admitting a charge of stalking.

Drugs find triggers Confiscation Order for Mancunian cannabis dealer

A Confiscation Order of £222,900 has been awarded against Mohammed Omar Hameed after he was caught with more than two kilos of cannabis in a rented car.

Scottish Water fined for drinking water offence

Scottish Water was fined £3250 at Hamilton Sheriff Court today for an incident which resulted in thousands of homes in North Lanarkshire being supplied with drinking water unfit for human consumption.

Confiscation order for carer

A 53 year old who stole money from an elderly woman has been ordered to pay nearly £2000 pounds under proceeds of crime legislation.

Anne McConnell, a carer from the Isle of Arran, was made subject of a Confiscation Order and ordered to pay £1810.

Fife scrap yard owner sentenced for environmental breach

A 47 year old scrap yard owner from Fife has been given a Community Payback Order which requires him to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work for breaching environmental protection regulations.

William Noble kept dozens of scrap cars, car transporters and skips full of waste at the site near Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital.

Victims and children at heart of domestic abuse protocol

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.

The agreement commits Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service to a consistent and robust approach to domestic abuse and recognises the significant and enduring impact which domestic abuse can have on victims and children.

Corruption leads to Proceeds of Crime payback order

One of the four men convicted of corruption and bribery at Edinburgh City Council has been ordered to pay back a five figure sum under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 64 year old Charles Owenson was ordered to pay back £22,000 having also previously plead guilty, in 2015, of having laundered money from bribes paid by two other men.