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Police probe into NHS Sex Attacks

CCTV footage has been given to the police, and security tightened around Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary following a string of sexual attacks.

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Public Inquiry Into Sex Abuse Launched

A full public enquiry into historical sex abuse in Scotland is set to be launched in 2015 and will examine historical sexual allegations regarding children. The plans, which were announced by the Scottish Government in late December, will begin after April following meetings and consultations with victims of historical sexual abuse in Scotland.

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Beltrami & Company win 2014 Lawyer of the Year award

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Beltrami and Company are pleased to announce they have won an award for Corporate LiveWire - Lawyer Of The Year 2014. View the full Corporate LiveWire - Lawyer of the Year 2014 flipbook here.

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Victims Being Punished by Court Delays

Victims are suffering due to a lack of resources in Scottish Courts which are causing court closures and delays according to critics. The criticism comes after figures were released showing that cases in Glasgow’s domestic abuse court were taking twice as long to complete than expected.

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Rapist Monitored by Police Attacked and Raped Victim on Street

A sex offender in Aberdeen abducted and raped a women in the street despite being monitored by the police at the time.

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Clare’s Law Pilot Launched in Scotland

A pilot scheme to tackle domestic abuse in Scotland has been launched in Aberdeen and Ayrshire on a six month trial period.

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Former Footballer Poised to Make Comeback Following Prison Rape Sentence

Convicted rapist and former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been granted permission to train with the Yorkshire club after serving half of a five year sentence.

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Church of England Investigate Historic Sexual Abuse

The Church of England has made the decision to is examine the personnel files of thousands of clergymen and women – files which date back to the 1950’s. This is part of an investigation into historical sexual abuse allegations the archbishop of Canterbury has confirmed.

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Man Posts Revealing Pictures of Wife Around Town – Admonished by Court

Ian Cuthbert was admonished by Edinburgh Sheriff Court after admitting to fly-posting revealing pictures of his wife in his local area.

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Confiscation Orders Made Against Insider Dealers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently announced that Confiscation Orders totalling £3,249,488.71 have been made against seven men who had previously been convicted of offences relating to Insider Dealing.

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Man Who Stages Car Accidents to Kill Wives For Insurance Money to Further Appeal Sentence

A man who deliberately staged a car crash in Aberdeenshire to kill his wife, and attempted to do the same to his second wife has appealed against the life sentence given to him.

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Speeding Offences & Accuracy of Speed Detection Devices

An interesting point arose in a recent speeding trial. The accused was charged with driving at 43 mph in a 30mph zone. The Crown case consisted of two Police officers, both of whom were experienced road traffic officers, trained in the operation and calibration of the standard issue speed detection device, the Unipar SL700.

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Staff Member at the Crown Office Charged with Breaching Official Secrets Act

A member of staff at Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is now standing trial after allegedly breaching the Official Secrets Act 1989.

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Drug Trafficker Caught with £32,000 Worth of Cocaine Sentenced to Five Years in prison

A drug trafficker who was caught with £32,000 worth of cocaine on the streets following a police raid, has been sentenced to prison for five years and three months.

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ECHR Reject Prisoners Claims for Compensation Over Voting Rights

Today, 12 August 2014, the European Court of Human Rights rejected a bid by ten prisoners to gain compensation from the government for the country’s ban on prisoners voting in elections.

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Man to Admits Finding Thief Who Stole Son's iPhone Using App and Killing Him

A father has admitted to killing a theif who sole his son's iPhone during an attack in Inverclyde. Derek Grant, 38 confronted the robber Patrick Bradley on 30 August last year, after he had held up Mr Grants son and stolen his iPhone.

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Police Issue Tweet in the Hunt For #Cinderella Theif

Police in County Durham have issued a tweet to urge the public to aid them in their search for a man who left a a single shoe after attempting to steal cider from a local shop on Sunday night.

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Thirteen Suspected Paedophiles Arrested in Scotland in Latest Investigation

As part of a six-month operation carried out across the UK thirteen suspected paedophiles have been arrested in Scotland.

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Police Scotland Receive Nearly 3,000 Complaints a Year About Social Media

New figures released under freedom of information laws have revealed that almost 3,000 crimes a year linked to Facebook and Twitter are being reported to Police Scotland.

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Fatal Accident Inquiries Consultation

The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to modernise legislation on Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs).

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