A FORENSIC scientist has told the World's End murder trial there is a less than one-in-a- billion chance DNA on the coat of murdered teenager Helen Scott could have come from anyone other than the accused, Angus Sinclair.
A MAN has been convicted of attempting to murder six people after setting fire to a block of flats in a row over his dog.
AN infirm pensioner suffered burns on her feet and legs after her carers failed to properly check the temperature of her bath.
A RAPIST who subjected a woman to abuse after she helped him with literacy skills in prison has been jailed for eight years.
A fresh appeal for information over an armed robbery at a petrol station is being made by police as it emerged the suspect could have been female.
A MAN who posted a message on the internet threatening to petrol bomb a mosque with the worshippers inside has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the community.
A MAN who threatened to kill Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson while wielding a samurai sword has been ordered to keep away from politicians.
A man who stabbed his girlfriend to death has been ordered to be detained at a high-security psychiatric hospital.
Detectives believe they have made a "significant breakthrough" in the hunt for the killer of a former Scots-based grandmother whose body was found as she house-sat for friends.
A MAN walking a dog has sexually assaulted a woman.
TWO men are to stand trial for murder in March following the discovery of a body in a field 10 years ago.
ANIMAL welfare workers have criticised a sheriff's decision to allow a pensioner who kept a menagerie of dogs, donkeys, goats and sheep in terrible conditions to keep some of her pets.
POLICE killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison, despite being warned by the judge at his trial that he would likely die in jail.
A TRIAL has heard of possible minor DNA matches between an accused murderer and two girls found dead in 1977.
AN armed robber is being hunted by police after he stole money from a petrol station.
PROSECUTORS have closed the criminal investigation into the case of a man who blew himself up in a Stockholm street after concluding that he acted alone.