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Paedophile worked as a caretaker in West Lothian community hall

A PAEDOPHILE who worked as caretaker at a community hall used as a dance centre for young girls had images and movies of youngsters being raped and sexually abused, a court heard.

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Men posing as gas workers rob 84-year-old man in own home

Men posing as gas workers rob 84-year-old man in own home

TWO men posing as workmen have robbed a pensioner in his own home in West Lothian.

Crime
The theft took place at Livingston rugby club

Police hunt thieves who stole cash from rugby club function

Two men have forced entry to a function at sports club in West Lothian and escaped with a four-figure sum of cash.

Crime
Alistair Clark with his Audi that was set alight during the Bonfire Night rampage. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Seven arrested over Edinburgh bonfire night chaos

SEVEN youths have been arrested in connection with disorder on Bonfire Night after police raided addresses across the city as part of an investigation into chaotic scenes which left areas of Edinburgh “looking like a war zone”.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launched the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone and Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle. 



Picture by Chris James

Motorists given zero tolerance drink drive warning over Christmas

THIS time of year is party season but in the run up to the festivities, drivers in Scotland are being reminded that when it comes to getting behind the wheel after having an alcoholic drink, “the best approach is none”.

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Opal Lounge on George Street. Picture: TSPL

Man jailed for inflicting ‘life-changing’ injuries on German tourist

A SINGLE blow with an elbow into the face of a young German, when he intervened in an argument between a man and woman in an Edinburgh city street, had life-changing consequences.

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Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. Picture: Jon Savage

John McLellan: Why Police Scotland needs colonic irrigation

Just when it seemed the crisis at Police Scotland couldn’t get any worse, in stepped Audit Scotland to reveal not only the £120,000 tax and removal expenses paid to deputy chief constable Rose Fitzpatrick, but the lengths to which the force and the Police Authority went to avoid scrutiny.

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The attack took place near the New Kirkgate Shopping Centre at the bottom of Leith Walk. Picture: TSPL

Man subjected to violent assault near Leith’s Kirkgate

A MAN walking towards the Kirkgate in Leith was subjected to a ‘violent and vicious’ assault by two unknown men.

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The bid was rejected by Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Man on sex register after launderette assaults

A PERVERT who sexually assaulted two women at a laundry service has been placed on the sex offenders register.

Crime
A woman has been charged in connection with pickpocketing offences in Edinburgh city centre. Picture: TSPL

Woman charged for pickpocketing at Christmas market

A WOMAN has been charged in connection with three pickpocketing incidents in central Edinburgh, including one incident at the Christmas market.

Edinburgh
The incident occurred in 2013 outside South Morningside Primary School. Picture: TSPL

Mum’s £45k pay out after being hit in head by school sign

A MOTHER has won more than £45,000 in damages after she was hit on the head by a playground sign which blew off a wall in high winds.

Edinburgh
Police are investigating after a man fell from a window

Man seriously hurt after falling 40ft out a window

A MAN suffered serious injuries after plunging 40ft from a window at a block of flats in Midlothian.

Crime
The Christmas presents were left outside St Mary's Cathedral

Sacks of Christmas presents abandoned at Edinburgh churchyard

IT could be the nightmare before Christmas - losing four bin bags full of gifts and no way of finding them again.

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Absconded prisoner Conlon Carr found

Absconded prisoner Conlon Carr found

A prisoner who escaped from a G4S security van in central Edinburgh and sparked a helicopter search has been tracked down and is back in custody.

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The High Court in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

Man caused infant multiple injuries and bone fractures

AN EDINBURGH man who repeatedly threw a two month old baby in the air caused the child to sustain multiple rib and leg injuries, the High Court has heard.

Edinburgh
A police search is underway around the Holyrood Park area. Picture: TSPL

Helicopter search at Arthur’s Seat after teen escapes custody

A search is underway after a teenager escaped custody from a G4S van in central Edinburgh.

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Whitburn Bowling Club. Picture: Google Maps

Woman threatened and grabbed in Whitburn robbery

Police in West Lothian are appealing for the public’s help following a robbery in Whitburn.

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Clockwise from top left: Gerard Docherty, Steven McCardle, Francis Mulligan, David Sell, Barry O'Neill and Martyn Fitzsimmons.

A cocaine gang kidnapped and brutally tortured a man over money they thought he owed them, a court has been told.

Police Scotland snared ‘most sophisticated’ crime gang of its kind

A serious organised crime gang facing jail after being snared by police is the “most sophisticated” group of its kind encountered by the Scottish force, a court has heard.

Crime
16 charged over football attacks after Hearts Murrayfield game

16 charged over football attacks after Hearts Murrayfield game

Police have charged 16 men over football-related disorder in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
The incident happened on Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh.

Man, 82, seriously hurt in road collision

An 82-year-man was badly injured in a road collision in south west Edinburgh.

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