Crime & Courts Archive

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    A football fan has been jailed for three years and given a five-year Football Banning Order for permanently disfiguring a policeman with a bottle during a battle between rival fans in Coatbridge.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    A TWO-YEAR-OLD had 65 ­separate injuries and died from blunt force trauma to her head and abdomen, a pathologist has told a murder trial.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    A BOOK-KEEPER who allowed her bank account to be used as a money-laundering facility by former tax fugitive Michael Voudouri has been ordered to hand over £470,000 under a crime proceeds confiscation order.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    A FORMER RAF officer has been jailed for a string of historic sex offences against young boys, the air force has said.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    FOOTBALLER Ravel Morrison has been cleared of threatening to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and to have her killed.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    Two of Robert Maxwell's sons today featured in bankruptcy proceedings, more than 20 years after the media tycoon died.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    THE Government is to ­examine whether a man reported to have murdered a woman in an act of cannibalism was properly managed following his release from prison two weeks earlier.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    Juvenile murderers and their families need to have their identities better protected by the law, the barrister of teacher killer Will Cornick has said.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    A WOMAN has been arrested after a cyclist was found dead in the middle of a road.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    Police are treating the death of an elderly man as murder, two days after his stabbed body was discovered by paramedics.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A forensic scientist has told a murder trial that samples from 1977 were preserved in a "very good condition" when he came to analyse them for DNA.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    TWO failed armed robberies at bookmakers are being linked by police.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A GREENKEEPER who tended the fairways at the world famous Old Course assaulted a physics PhD student in a row over their scientific knowledge.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A multimillion-pound haul of cocaine is said by police to have been found in a yacht search.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A MAN is to stand trial charged with murdering a 53-year-old grandmother who had been out walking her dog.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A FRAUDSTER who allegedly tried to evade justice by claiming to be a comatose quadriplegic has been jailed for four and a half years after conning a frail neighbour out of more than £40,000.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    FORMER radio DJ Suzie McGuire was left in floods of tears after being followed by her estranged husband three days after a sheriff banned him from approaching her, his domestic abuse trial has heard.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A POLICE officer who carried out sex attacks on two women along with a string of assaults has been warned he faces a substantial prison sentence.

  • Saturday 8 November 2014

    A MOTHER-OF-TWO has been jailed for embezzling £69,000 from an oil firm to pay off a family debt.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    A CONSULTANT paediatrician has told a murder trial it was unlikely the massive brain and internal injuries suffered by two-year-old Madison Horn could have been caused by her jumping on a bed and falling off when it collapsed.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    A LANDLORD who scammed thousands in benefits while raking in rent from his £320,000 property portfolio was yesterday facing jail.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    A SEXUAL predator has been convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl and abusing five others over a 19-year period.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    Home Secretary Theresa May has failed in an attempt to overturn a £36,000 damages award made to a failed asylum seeker for wrongful imprisonment.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    A HOTEL receptionist granted immunity for his part in the honeymoon murder of a British businessman's new wife may yet face prosecution, a South African judge has said.

  • Friday 7 November 2014

    AN 11-year-old boy has been charged as part of an ongoing police operation to crack down on sexual offences.

  • Thursday 6 November 2014

    A SEX attacker who pounced on a 23-year-old music teacher with intent to rape her after she got off a late- night bus has been jailed for four years.

  • Thursday 6 November 2014

    A 26-year-old man arrested at a curry house in Cornwall on suspicion of a terrorism offence has been released on bail.

  • Thursday 6 November 2014

    THE husband of former Clyde 1 DJ Suzie McGuire vandalised her car because he was distraught at reading in a newspaper she had an affair, a court has heard.

  • Thursday 6 November 2014

    A forensic scientist's ­conclusions in the case of a man accused of murdering two teenage girls 37 years ago are "misguided, unjustified and positively misleading", a court has heard.

  • Thursday 6 November 2014

    A MAN who preyed on women and children during more than a decade of abuse has been warned he faced a lengthy jail sentence.