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Man in court charged with assaulting Michelle McManus with guitar case

A man is due to stand trial later this year charged accused of assaulting former Pop Idol star Michelle McManus with a guitar case.

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The incident happened on the Newcastle to Edinburgh Waverley service operated by Virgin East Coast. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Woman sexually assaulted on Newcastle-Edinburgh train

A woman who was sexually assaulted on a train was punched in the face when she slapped the man responsible, police have said.

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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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The incident occurred at Halmyre Street in Leith. Picture: TSPL

Building evacuated after body discovered at flat in Leith

A building in Leith has been evacuated following the discovery of a body.

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Edinburgh’s alcohol outlets linked to higher crime rate

IT’S easier to get a drink In Edinburgh than anywhere else in Scotland - and the Capital has an above-average crime rate compared with the rest of the country.

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Stolen drain covers are a big problem at the moment in West Lothian. Picture: TSPL

Spate of drain cover thefts ‘costing taxpayers thousands’

West Lothian Council is asking local residents to be vigilant after a spate of drain cover thefts.

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Mark Meechan leaves Airdrie Sherriff Court, with girlfriend Suzanne Kelly, where he was fined after being found guilty of a hate crime. April 23 2018. Picture; Centre Press

Scots man who filmed pet dog giving Nazi salute fined over hate crime

A man who was convicted of a hate crime after he filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes and put the footage on YouTube has been given a £800 fine.

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Barra teenager Eilidh Macleod was killed in last May's Manchester Arena bombing tragedy

Family of bombing victim Eilidh MacLeod raise money for memorial

The family of a Scottish schoolgirl killed in the Manchester Arena boming are planning to erect a memorial in her memory.

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A teenage girl was sexually assaulted in woods in Renfrewshire on Saturday

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Renfrewshire woods

A 14-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in woods in Renfrewshire.

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Man held after setting fire to bins after ‘altercation’

Man held after setting fire to bins after ‘altercation’

POLICE have arrested a man after a number of bins were set on fire following an “altercation” between a group of people

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Police swarm on Liberton street amid ‘ongoing incident’

Police swarm on Liberton street amid ‘ongoing incident’

POLICE are responding to an “ongoing incident” on Liberton Brae.

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The incident was reported to have taken place in Miller Street, Kirkcaldy. Picture: Google Maps

Two people arrested over attempted murder in Kirkcaldy

Two people have now been arrested over an alleged attempted murder in Fife.

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Police are attending the scene.

Police rush to incident in Kirkcaldy

Police in Fife are attending to an incident in Kirkcaldy.

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Scotmid staff were threated with what appeared to be a handgun. Picture: Police Scotland

Police arrest man over Scotmid armed robbery in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Edinburgh.

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Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Charity could hold key to keeping accused out of jail

NEARLY one-fifth of Scotland’s prison population is made up of people on remand awaiting trial.

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Hibs v Celtic kicks off tomorrow at 12:30pm. Picture: Greg Macvean

Warning issued to fans ahead of Hibs v Celtic ‘title clincher’

SECURITY has been increased ahead of tomorrow’s match between Hibs and Celtic at Easter Road, which could see the Glasgow side clinch the Scottish Premiership title.

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Sentencing took place at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Drug dealer jailed after BB gun found in mum’s house

A drugs dealer has been jailed for nine months for being in possession of a gas powered BB gun and a quantity of ball bearings.

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Police are appealing for information

CCTV appeal after cash register stolen from Sheriffhall Cafe

Police have issued CCTV images in an appeal for information following the theft of a cash register from a Dalkeith cafe.

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Lynn Sharp and Elizabeth Gibb were put under social work supervision. Picture; Vic Roddrick

Two women fined after West Lothian nightclub assault

TWO women who attacked another pair of females outside a West Lothian nightclub were today ordered to pay their victims £1,000 compensation.

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Leahy was sentenced to six years in jail at the High Court in Edinburgh

Juror jailed for six years for accepting bribe

A juror has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of accepting a bribe in the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland.

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