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Man owned crossbow for terrorist purposes

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.

Confiscation order for charity embezzler

A trustee who embezzled hundreds of thousands from a charity has been ordered to pay back £700,000 in profit.

Statement from Lord Advocate - Lockerbie

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has issued this statement following the unsealing of charges in relation to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie.

Drugs gang leader told to pay back profit of his crime

The leader of a drugs gang that supplied heroin and cocaine in Scotland’s Central Belt has been told he must pay back the profit of his crimes.

Man jailed for murdering neighbour

A 34-year-old man who punched and kicked a neighbour to death outside his Ayrshire home has been jailed for life.

Wholesalers fined £120,000 for failings that led to catastrophic fall

A Glasgow based company has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries.

Motherwell man sentenced for badger baiting

A 34-year-old man has been banned from keeping animals for life after being found guilty of badger baiting and animal cruelty offences.


Drugs gang jailed after making thousands of pills in flat

Five members of a drugs gang who were operating a machine which could manufacture hundreds of thousands of pills have been jailed.

Woman jailed for neglecting dying daughter

A woman who failed to get medical help for her dying 13-year-old daughter has been jailed for three years and six months.

Diocese fined £40,000 after care home death fall

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.