T-shirt thief

fined #200

A repairman was fined #200 at Linlithgow Sheriff Court yesterday after admitting the theft of 72 T-shirts and two sweatshirts - worth a total of #410 - from the Russell Corporation.

Henry Durnin, 40, of Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow was also sacked by his employer, ventilation firm Covent Systems, after the theft.

Brickworks fined

A brickworks was fined #1000 yesterday after bosses admitted allowing sulphur dioxide to leak into the atmosphere at the Etna Brickworks in Armadale, West Lothian, which is owned by Glasgow Iron and Steel Co Ltd, of Clifton Street, Glasgow.

Husband held

Detectives hunting the killer of Patricia Coulton, whose body was found in the grounds of the nursing home where she worked in Sunning- dale, Berkshire, in January, were last night questioning her Royal protection policeman husband Michael. A spokesman for Thames Valley police said: ''A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Patricia Coulton murder.''

Death crash

AN elderly woman died and seven others were injured after a crash involving a bus and a lorry near Bathgate, West Lothian, yesterday. The remaining injured were taken to St John's Hospital at Livingston for treatment. Their injuries are not thought to be serious. Livingston Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident.

Stabbing charge

Peter McPhail, 30, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday charged with stabbing his 29-year-old wife Elaine to death in a house at Starpoint Street, Cranhill, Glasgow last Friday.

Toddler rescued

A two-year-old Stranraer girl had to be rescued yesterday by firefighters, when she climbed out on to a flat roof after the family pet cat, and fell 10 ft, to become wedged between a stone wall and a portable building.

Driver in court

Allal Guett, 46, of Scarrel Road, Castlemilk, Glasgow appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, charged with driving dangerously by going through a red light on a pelican crossing on October 18 last year, and knocking down an elderly woman, who later died.

Kidnap charge

A 37-year-old man appeared at Linlithgow Sheriff court yesterday charged with the abduction of a 15-year-old girl. Mr William Henderson, who was accused of taking the teenage girl, with the intention of having sex with her, without the consent of her parents, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.