Crime

Crime

Soldier jailed for 22 years for murdering ex-girlfriend

An obsessed soldier who stalked then murdered his ex girlfriend by slashing her neck in an act of “utter barbarism” has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

Crime
Neal McGowan

Ex-Edinburgh headteacher charged with child sex offences

A FORMER headteacher of an Edinburgh high school has been charged with a string of child sex offences.

Crime
Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Former youth scout in court over historic sex abuse charges

A former youth football scout has appeared in court accused of historical sex abuse charges.

Edinburgh
Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Armadale.

Detective Supt Pat Campbell and CI Barry Blair made a statement to the press at the scene of a serious sexual assault. Picture; Neil Hanna

Police hunt after female jogger is raped on Lothian footpath

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Armadale.

Edinburgh
Police have charged a man for stealing a charity tin.

Man charged after stealing charity tins from Royal Mile hotel

Police in Edinburgh have arrested and a charged a 56-year-old man following the theft of a charity tin from the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile on Thursday April 13

Edinburgh
Kate and Gerry McCann are marking 10 years since their daughter disappeared.

Madeleine hunt police in ‘significant line of inquiry’

British detectives working on the Madeleine McCann case are still pursuing “critical” leads as the 10th anniversary of her disappearance approaches.

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Andrew Watson murdered Lise Fredette and dumped her body. Picture: JASON BAIN

Pensioner who murdered ex-girlfriend given life sentence

A PENSIONER who murdered his ex-girlfriend and hid her body in Canada will die in prison after being handed a life sentence.

Crime
Staff at High Spirits on Slateford Road were threatened at knifepoint in two raids. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Off-licence staff threatened by knifepoint in double raid

A SHOP owner has told how a double raid on his Capital store in a little over 48 hours has left staff terrified.

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High Spirits Drinks was targeted. Picture; Google Maps

Police appeal for witnesses after off-license robbed at knifepoint

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a second robbery at an off-licence in the west of the city.

Edinburgh
Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon, also known as Harry, has appeared at Newcastle Crown Court. Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd

Soldier accused of murder offers to take lie detector test

A soldier charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend by slashing her throat from ear to ear offered to take a lie detector test when his account of how she died was challenged in court.

Edinburgh
Police have carried out a series of drug raids. Picture;  Steven Scott Taylor/JP License

Drugs worth £500,000 seized in police property raids

Drugs with a street value of nearly half a million pounds have been seized by police during a drugs raid in the Capital.

Edinburgh
The caller claimed to be a police officer

Homeowner rumbles fake police officer in West Lothian

A HOMEOWNER rumbled a man pretending to be a police officer after he called at her secluded house off a country lane.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has praised new laws aimed at tackling prejudice faced by rape victims.

Changes to help rape victims introduced

New laws aimed at tackling the prejudice faced by rape victims in Scotland’s courts will come into force today, after widespread concerns for years about low conviction rates for the crime.

Politics
Allan Bryant and partner Marie who are searching for Allan Bryant Jnr who disappeared from Styx Nightclub in Glenrothes in 2013.

Bereaved family’s holiday gift to parents of missing man

The family of a Scot who was found dead after going missing have donated money to the parents of another missing man so they can take a “well needed break”.

Crime
Jamie Insall. Picture: JP resell.

Hibs striker Jamie Insall fails drugs test

Hibs striker Jamie Insall has failed a drugs test.

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Bogus workman jailed for defrauding elderly homeowners

A YOUNG man – part of a gang of bogus workmen – who ripped off elderly people of thousands of pounds has been jailed for 30 months.

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Victim: Carlo Volante was stabbed multiple times

Life sentence for Bonnyrigg man who slit victim’s throat

A MAN who flew into a rage and slit his lodger’s boyfriend’s throat after the couple accidentally woke him up has been jailed for life for the brutal killing.

Edinburgh
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Three men sentenced following assault and store robbery

Three men aged 24, 23 and 19 were yesterday sentenced for assault and robbery

Edinburgh
Police have charged a man for stealing a charity tin.

Bogus workman warning issued in Musselburgh

Police in East Lothian are investigating following a number of bogus workman incidents at a sheltered housing complex in Inveresk Road, Musselburgh.

Edinburgh
Drug-driving limits were introduced in England in 2015. Picture: John Giles

Drug-drive limits and new tests to be introduced in Scotland

Ministers today announced their intention to bring in drug-drive limits in Scotland, days after the Scottish Conservatives called for action.
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