A ROYAL Navy warship deployed in the Caribbean has seized cannabis and cocaine with a street value of £58 million in two busts just days apart.
TWO of Scotland's most eminent experts on the issue of rape have warned that ministerial plans to abolish corroboration will not help improve the conviction rate.
A FORMER managing director of Ayr United was yesterday beginning a jail sentence after being caught with cannabis with a street price of more than a quarter of a million pounds.
Reported rapes are now more common than robberies in Scotland with almost 1000 attacks recorded since April alone, according to shocking new figures.
A sex predator has been jailed for six years and four months after mothers of underage girls caught him out in a string of texts and emails.
KILLER mother Theresa Riggi has again been ruled unfit to give evidence against a woman who is accused of slashing her with a razor blade in Scotland's only all-female prison.
A FOSTER mother who carried out a decade-long catalogue of abuse against children in her care has been criticised for her attitude towards her punishment.
A ten-pin bowler who represented Scotland at the World Cup stole shopping discount voucher books that helped raise money for charity, sold them on Facebook and kept the money.
AN artist who avoided jail for sex offences against children was jailed for two years and three months by Court of Appeal judges yesterday when they ruled his sentence was "unduly lenient".
An attack on a man in a house is being treated as attempted murder.
FIVE men are facing jail after admitting their parts in the disorder at the unofficial Royal Wedding party at Kelvingrove Park that ended in violence.
THE husband of a Scots woman killed in Pakistan has been named by police as the chief suspect in her murder.
A TRIAL had to be postponed after potential jurors were spotted chatting with the man they were set to hear evidence against - after days of delays had led frustrated jurors to march out of their waiting room.
POLICE in Glasgow's east end are investigating an attemped murder after a group of men forced their way into a house leaving a man with serious head injuries.
A former Royal Navy lieutenant will stand trial today accused of contravening maritime regulations following a collision between a race yacht he was skippering and a tanker.
MORE than 60,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported to Scottish police forces, with more than 2500 people having reported 11 or more incidents in the past, official statistics show.
A PAEDOPHILE who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded "predatory' has been ordered to serve a two-year jail sentence.
A FORMER special constable has been ordered to pay £70,000 to a woman who claims he sexually abused her, despite his conviction for the offence being quashed.
TWO armed raiders who struck at two shops within the space of nine days have been jailed for a total of 13 years and nine months.
A FORMER charity chief has been accused of sexually assaulting six women, including one at a Christmas party while his wife was sitting next to him.
THE gangster who is serving life for murdering three members of the Sharkey family allegedly made £210,000 from dealing drugs.
SETTING up a fruit and vegetable shop seems an unlikely way to tackle crime.
A WOMAN is to stand trial accused of stealing cash in a busy courtroom - while a sheriff was 30 feet away.
An alcoholic mother of eight who starved her four-year-old son to death threatened to kill her other children, a judge who sentenced her to 15 years in prison has heard.
NIGEL Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons, will go on trial over sexual offences next March.
Celebrity publicist Max Clifford said his "nightmare continues" after appearing in court to deny a string of historic indecent assaults.
A former BBC presenter accused of child sex offences has been forced to apologise to a prosecutor and a judge after accusing them of being part of a conspiracy to smear him.
THE father of murdered Arlene Fraser has described his relief that her killer husband has lost the latest round of a decade-long battle with the law.
Nat Fraser has lost an appeal against his second conviction for killing his wife.
A MAN caught speeding at 100mph has been allowed to keep his licence.