FOUR illegal miners who murdered a Scottish geologist in Kenya have been jailed for a total of 160 years after being convicted of attacking him with clubs, spears, bows and arrows.
THE number of motorists caught drink-driving has dropped since Scotland introduced its tough new limit.
A Scottish oil firm has been hit by a major proceeds of crime action after admitting corruption in Kazakhstan.
A MAN who murdered his partner following a row about DVDs of her late husband has been jailed for at least 16 years.
A COMMENDED former police officer has been jailed for 12 years he carried out sex attacks on two women along with a string of assaults.
THE disgraced husband of former Clyde 1 DJ Suzie McGuire wants answers about charges being dropped against his estranged wife and maintains he was attacked by her.
A KILLER battered a friend to death - while awaiting sentence for an earlier attack on him.
A gamekeeper has been found guilty of killing and injuring protected birds of prey on an estate.
POLICE Scotland will seek unpublished details of an explosive US Senate report into torture.
A mother unwittingly exposed her DJ son as a paedophile after handing his old computer equipment in to a recycling centre.
POLICE are to use new SmartWater technology to catch domestic abusers.
A church elder exposed himself to a beauty therapist during a hotel massage treatment.
HOMICIDES hit a record low in Scotland last year just as alcohol consumption and knife crime slumped.
A MAN who chased a 70-year-old on his bike before assaulting him in a row over right of way on the road has been warned he is facing a lengthy jail term.
A mother was yesterday still being held in connection with the death of her five-year-old son.