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Teen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

A teenager who murdered a 61 year-old man in an unprovoked attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh.


Marine fishing company fined for failings that lead to crewman's death

The operator of a fishing vessel which lost a crewman overboard has admitted health and safety offences.

Human traffickers ordered to pay victims compensation

Two human traffickers have been told they have to pay more than £13,000 in compensation to their victims.

Robert McPhee, 70, and his son-in-law John Miller, 40, were jailed for a total of 17 years in 2018 after being found guilty of a catalogue of crimes.

Man jailed after stabbing stranger to death in his own home

A man who stabbed a stranger to death in his own home after a five-day drugs binge has been jailed for life.

Pair sentenced to 40 years for knife killing

Two men have been sentenced to a mandatory life term for the murder of a 30 year old in Glasgow and told they must serve at least 20 years each in prison.

Crown Office cash boost to clear post-mortem backlog

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service can confirm an additional £300,000 investment to help clear overdue post-mortem reports that are impacting upon a large number of bereaved families in Scotland.

Men jailed after trying to bring £7m of heroin to Scotland

Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years after being caught trying to bring nearly £7m worth of drugs into Scotland.

Martin Lauder, 29, and David McShane, 28, were stopped on the M74 near Lesmahagow in an intelligence-led operation.

Driver jailed for road death

A 25 year old man from Inverness-shire has been sentenced to four years and eight months imprisonment for causing the death of a passenger after losing control of his car.

Falkirk man sentenced for attacking swan

A 30 year-old Falkirk man has been given a three-year community payback order with supervision and conduct requirements after footage of him attacking a swan appeared on social media.

Ayrshire man jailed for dog fighting offences

A 42 year old man who kept dogs for fighting has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment and banned from keeping animals for 10 years.