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15 Jun 2016, 18:13pm
Police in the Scottish Borders have arrested a man following the recovery of Class A drugs in Galashiels.
On Tuesday June 14, a warrant was an executed at a flat in the High Street.
A quantity of Diamorphine powder, with an estimated street value of £8000, was recovered.
The 28-year-old appeared at Jedburgh Sheriff Court today (Wednesday June 15).
30 May 2016, 16:28pm
Police in Kirkcaldy are renewing their appeal for witnesses after the death of a 42-year-old man in Kirkcaldy on Saturday 28th May.
Darren Adie (42) was found unconscious on Tweed Avenue, close to the junction with Lawson Street, around 6.45 pm on Saturday 28th May.
He was taken to the Victoria Hospital where he later died.
Officers are treating his...
14 May 2016, 13:13pm
Police Scotland has released CCTV stills of a male and female they’d like to speak to in connection with an assault in Edinburgh.
The incident happened around 1:40am on Friday 1st January 2016 outside The Cav Nightclub, West Tollcross, Edinburgh.
A male and female had been attending the Hogmanay Celebrations within The Cav Nightclub. It is believed...
13 May 2016, 14:41pm
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after a man in his 20’s was seriously assaulted as he waited for a bus on the North Bridge.
The incident occurred at around 3:30am on Wednesday, May 4th, at a bus stop nearest to the junction with the Royal Mile on the east side pavement.
A male approached the victim and assaulted him in what...
9 May 2016, 18:35pm
Police Scotland has issued images of two men that detectives wish to trace in connection with a serious assault which occurred on a number 9 First Bus travelling from the south side of Glasgow on Saturday 30 January 2016 at around 1800 hours.
During the incident a 45 year-old man was struck with a bottle and sustained a serious injury.
1 May 2016, 13:55pm
Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses following an attempted murder in Lochgelly on Saturday April 30.
The incident happened shortly before 9:55pm when a 22-year-old man was assaulted outside the Premier Stores on Francis Street; the altercation then continued into Knockhill Close.
He was taken to hospital for medical treatment where he is said...
22 Apr 2016, 10:37am
Police in Edinburgh have arrested and charged a 31-year-old man following a serious assault in Leith.
The incident took place near Keddie Gardens, off South Fort Street, on Wednesday 13 April.
A 47-year-old man sustained a serious injury to his arm and minor injuries to his head.He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.Officers would...
21 Apr 2016, 13:05pm
The incident happened between 8.30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Friday, 18th December at a property in Niddrie Marischal Drive.
Detectives believe that the men pictured may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The men are described as white, in their late teens to early twenties and are both about 5ft 7 ins and 5ft 9 ins tall. One was wearing a grey coloured...
20 Apr 2016, 2:55am
Detectives at Dumfries and Galloway Division are continuing enquiries and appealing for information following the theft of 450 sheep from the Moffat area.
Between 1700 hours on Sunday 17 April 2016 and 1700 hours on Monday 18 April 2016, 450 cheviot sheep were stolen from a farm in Moffat. The sheep are valued at around £60,000 (sixty thousand pounds).
16 Apr 2016, 19:22pm
Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Irvine on Thursday 14 April 2016.
Around 2245 hours on 14 April, a 29 year old man was attacked in his home in Herbertson Crescent by two people (sex unknown), both of whom were masked and carrying weapons. The assault spilled out on to the street where the two assailants made off...
13 Apr 2016, 16:18pm
Detective Inspector Margaret-Ann May, Senior Investigating Officer on this case, said:
“Firstly, I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Rourke family.
What they have endured over the last five months is incomprehensible, and I must thank them for their strength and courage during this very difficult time.
“This was a very...
6 Apr 2016, 15:22pm
Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault on Princes Street, Edinburgh on Friday 29th January 2016.
The incident occurred at around 12.10am when a 20-year-old man sustained serious injuries.
Detectives are keen to trace the man pictured within the CCTV footage who was seen to be in the...
2 Apr 2016, 15:07pm
Police Scotland has launched a murder enquiry following the discovery of a woman’s body in the Kintail Court area of Hilton on Thursday 31 March.
The body of 60 year old Elizabeth Mackay or Muir was discovered at 4.45pm.
A major investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding her death and police are appealing for information...
30 Mar 2016, 16:00pm
A man has on Wednesday 30 March been convicted for a robbery at a bank in Kirkcaldy on November 11, 2015.
Andrew Patrick (40) pleaded guilty at Glasgow High Court to abduction, assault and robbery.
Patrick called a taxi to Lochgelly to take him to the Bank of Scotland within Mitchelston Industrial Estate.
Upon approach, the 46-year-old taxi driver was...
30 Mar 2016, 12:00pm
Following the death of Asad Shah in Minard Road, Shawlands, on Thursday 24 March 2016, his family have asked this statement be released on their behalf:
On Thursday evening 24th March 2016, a beloved husband, son, brother and everyone’s friend, Asad Shah, was taken away from us by an incomprehensible act. We are devastated by this loss.
A person’s religion,...
25 Mar 2016, 18:08pm
Following a report from a member of the public this afternoon (Friday 25th March 2016) a body has been recovered from the shoreline of the Isle of Rum. The body has been recovered to the mainland by officers, who attended with the Coastguard.
The family of Jason Chung Wai-Ho, who has been missing from the Arisaig area since 13th January, has been informed.
25 Mar 2016, 17:02pm
A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Asad Shah (40).
Mr Shah was discovered with serious injuries in Minard Road, Glasgow at around 2105 hours on Thursday 24 March 2016. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Relatives are aware.
A full investigation is under way...
24 Mar 2016, 18:54pm
A 31 year old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with Paige’s death.
A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective Superintendent Duncan Sloan, Senior Investigating Officer, said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contacted us with information. The response...
24 Mar 2016, 15:59pm
Police Scotland acknowledges the 32 month sentence received by 50 year old Derek Stewart at Forfar Sheriff Court today (Thursday 24 March), following his conviction for serious sexual offences.
Mr Stewart was found guilty of sexual offences involving Child Sexual Exploitation including online grooming which led to unlawful sexual activity.
24 Mar 2016, 15:50pm
Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in the Woodlands area of Glasgow on Tuesday 22 March 2016.
At around 2320 hours, a 19 year-old woman was walking at the junction of West End Park Street and West Princes Street when she was approached by a man who then sexually assaulted her. He then began shouting sexual...
24 Mar 2016, 13:34pm
Officers investigating the murder of Brian McKandie in Rothienorman are appealing for information about a further two men who were seen speaking to him the day before he was found dead.
It is now understood that Mr McKandie was attacked and died on Friday, 11 March, before being found on Saturday, 12 March at his home at Fairview Cottages, Badenscoth,...
24 Mar 2016, 11:05am
Dogs Against Drugs and Police Scotland have been in attendance at the Northlink Ferry Terminal at Holmsgarth on a daily basis in order to stop and deter people from carrying drugs to Shetland.
Following a number of successful drug seizures in the Shetland Isles, yesterday (Wednesday 23rd March 2016) a 41 year old man was stopped and searched as he...
24 Mar 2016, 9:30am
A man who repeatedly raped and attempted to murder two of his ex-partners, was convicted at Glasgow High Court yesterday, Tuesday 22nd March 2016.
Stephen White (25) was found guilty of sexual and violent offences against three women and one male victim, including repeated rape and attempted murder of two ex partners, indecent assault and assault...
23 Mar 2016, 15:21pm
Police Scotland has released CCTV of a man that officers would like to speak to in connection with a robbery and two attempted robberies in Edinburgh last year.
The first incident occurred at around 2.30pm on Sunday 20 December at Greggs The Bakery on Restalrig Road South.
The second incident occurred at around 4.05pm on Tuesday 22 December, at the...
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