Crime & Courts

  • 20 September 2014

    A Latvian builder named as the prime suspect in the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross murdered his wife with "no remorse" in 1998, his former mother-in-law has said.

  • 20 September 2014

    Ian Hassen, 28 who dragged his former partner from bed and hacked off her hair in a jealous rage has been jailed for a year.

  • 20 September 2014

    A CROWN Office worker who broke the Official Secrets Act and the Data Protection Act by leaking confidential information about court cases to friends has been jailed for 18 months.

  • 19 September 2014

    THE distraught family of a young British woman murdered along with a man in Thailand have arrived in the country, as police revealed DNA found on her body did not match any of their suspects.

  • 19 September 2014

    A SHERIFF has ruled a concert pianist did harass the best-selling author Janice Galloway but he will not have a criminal conviction due to his mental health.

  • 19 September 2014

    A FUNERAL director has been found guilty of murdering his wife and two-year-old son after a Christmas drinking session.

  • 19 September 2014

    A POSTMAN who spent years dumping thousands of junk mail letters has been ordered to carry out 300 hours' unpaid work.

  • 18 September 2014

    A SHERIFF refused to sentence a drink-driving pensioner - after finding out they were members of the same golf club.

  • 18 September 2014

    TWO British brothers have been questioned by police investigating the brutal murders of two Britons in Thailand.

  • 18 September 2014

    A SENIOR judge has raised concerns about a rise in "virtual" sexual abuse after a 23-year-old student was jailed for grooming a teenage girl over the internet while working as a coach at a children's sports camp.

  • 17 September 2014

    FOUR men have appeared in court accused of plotting to murder high-profile Loyalists Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair and Sammy McCrory.

  • 17 September 2014

    A MAN on trial for murdering his wife and two-year-old son told a jury his belief in reincarnation and the after-life meant that by taking his own life they would be together as a family unit again.

  • 17 September 2014

    A MAN was caught as he walked along a Glasgow street carrying cocaine with a street value of £160,000 inside a corn flakes box.