Testing is to be carried out to consider if GPS tracking technology should be used to monitor sex offenders and those who carry out domestic abuse, the Justice Secretary has announced.
A FULL DNA profile for Angus Sinclair, the man on trial for the World's End murders, was obtained from within knots tied in one of the victims' bras, which had been used as part of a ligature to strangle her, a jury was told.
POLICE Scotland is bracing itself for around £6 million in extra cuts after it admitted a planned financial boost from the so-called "gangster tax" was unlikely to materialise.
A DEAF robber forced his way into a woman's home - then used his interpreter to demand money from her.
SEVEN Celtic fans are to stand trial next month charged with singing a pro-IRA song.
A DOCTOR who watched his wife collapse after he injected her with heroin has been handed a new 10-month ban from practising.
A COMPUTER hacker who robbed Royal Bank of Scotland customers of £6.3 million in the space of just 12 hours has been jailed for more than 11 years.
THE widow of a man murdered by his brother has secured a £1.5 million settlement from her brother-in-law after suing him for damages.
FORMER radio DJ Suzie McGuire broke down in tears as she told a court she tried to kill herself to escape a "life of terror" at the hands of her husband.
A 15-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has been arrested over alleged assaults on three teachers.
FORMER Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has lost a challenge against an order that he must pay £77,750 costs from his prosecution for passing speeding points to his ex-wife.
A LORRY driver who fell asleep at the wheel caused his vehicle to strike and kill a motorist who was standing in a layby.
A MAN who used martial arts kicks during an unprovoked street attack on a stranger has been convicted of murder.
A MAN who threatened to stab a sheriff and "turn him into a human teabag" as he was being led from the dock of a court has been jailed for 16 months.
THE WORLD'S End murder trial was adjourned for 24 hours yesterday to allow consideration of a 47-page forensic report lodged late on Monday by the defence.
DNA found on underwear and clothing used to strangle two murdered girls matched the profile of the accused, Angus Sinclair, a court has heard.