THE father of missing academic Fergus McInnes has made an emotional appeal for help in finding his son.
A TEENAGE girl has been raped in a park after an evening in a pub.
A MUSICIAN has had a violin worth £17,000 stolen from her car.
POLICE believe a British student may have been raped before being killed on the Thai island of Koh Tao.
POLICE investigating a spate of attacks in which shots were fired at houses and a car have found stolen motorbikes during a raid on a property.
A WOMAN has told a jury that she feared she was going to be raped when a masked gunman burst into her home.
The death of a man whose body was found in a flat is being treated as suspicious.
THE chairman of the new press regulation body said he was aware of the "anger and despair" among the organisation's critics, but stressed it would be a genuinely independent watchdog.
Scotland's second-richest woman and well-known charity campaigner Ann Gloag has told a court she never met the director of a fundraising drive because she was in Kenya looking after her son who was in intensive care.
Detectives trying to trace missing schoolgirl Alice Gross have moved their search to a National Trust-owned estate near to where she was last seen more than a month ago.
POLICE identified 55 potential victims of people trafficking in Scotland last year, 30 of them for sexual exploitation.
Police used CS spray on two school pupils after they allegedly brandished weapons at officers.
Masked intruders have escaped with jewellery and cash after raiding a family home.
A mAN who was jailed after causing the death a young footballer by driving dangerously has been given the chance to get his licence back early.
A serial rapist who sexually assaulted a woman while she was having a fit has been jailed for eight years and nine months.
The sentence handed to disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis has been referred to the Attorney General's Office on the grounds that it is "unduly lenient".
PROSECUTORS made a "comical series of blunders" in their attempts to extradite a Mafia fugitive who lived in the UK for two decades, a court heard.
Lloyds Banking Group has fired eight members of staff and withheld bonuses worth £3 million as part of disciplinary action taken in the wake of July's revelations about rate-fixing.
A CAREER criminal who stabbed a Polish man and assaulted his partner has been jailed for six years.
A RAPIST has been jailed for eight years for subjecting a young woman to what a judge described as "an utterly terrifying ordeal".
A FATHER-OF-TWO has been convicted of stabbing his brother to death.
Four men have been held by police during early morning raids as part of a crackdown on crime following a series of firearms incidents.
TWO killers who claimed the lives of a father and his two children in a fire attack have lost their appeals against their murder convictions.
A DWARF who pestered schoolgirls for sex has been ordered to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work and put on the Sex Offenders' Register for three years.
A GANG of axe-wielding thieves escaped with £250,000 of luxury watches, it has emerged.
A DOCTOR has gone on trial accused of stalking his ex- partner who worked at the same hospital.
A MAN has been jailed for four years for raping a law student as she slept at home after a birthday night out.
A GRANDFATHER jailed under Pakistan's blasphemy laws is fighting for his life in hospital and another man has been killed after they were shot at, apparently by a policeman, in prison.
VANDALS threw away a memorial stone and trashed flowers lain by the grieving family of murdered Moira Jones in the park where her body was found.