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23 Mar 2016, 14:51pm
Police Scotland Major Investigation Teams are today continuing significant enquiries into the death of Paige Doherty (15), whose body was found near to Great Western Road, Clydebank, around 1245 hours on Monday 21 March.
Yesterday, senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Duncan Sloan appealed directly to the local communities of Clydebank...
23 Mar 2016, 14:42pm
Officers investigating the murder of Brian McKandie in Rothienorman have appealed to motorists who may have been in the area between Friday, 11 March, and Saturday, 12 March, 2016, and recorded Dashboard Camera footage.
It is believed that Mr McKandie died sometime between Friday, 11 March, and Saturday, 12 March, 2016.
His body was found...
23 Mar 2016, 10:56am
Police are appealing for information from the public in connection with a serious assault in Wishaw on Tuesday 22 March 2016.
Around 2015 hours last night, a 47 year old man was seriously injured following an assault within a close near to the Bank of Scotland on Main St, Wishaw. He was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital where he is presently...
22 Mar 2016, 17:23pm
Police Scotland can confirm a female body discovered on Monday 21 March 2016 in a wooded area off Great Western Road, Clydebank, is that of 15 year old Paige Doherty, who was reported missing by her family from Clydebank on Saturday 19 March 2016.
An investigation into her death is under way and a post mortem examination will be carried out to establish...
22 Mar 2016, 16:52pm
A man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Midlothian recovered a quantity of Class B drugs in Bilston.
On the 18th March 2016 officers carried out a search of a unit within Bilston Glen Industrial Estate where they recovered cannabis plants and herbal matter estimated to have a street value in excess of £5,500.
22 Mar 2016, 16:22pm
The family of 16-year-old Keiran McKandie, who sadly died following a road collision on Sunday, March 20, 2016 near Elgin, has requested that the following statement be issued through police.
“Our darling, beautiful son, Keiran Gordon McKandie, was the love of our lives and the reason for living. He was our only child, a devoted grandson, nephew,...
22 Mar 2016, 16:22pm
Police in Inverness are continuing the search for missing man Jason Gates, 36, from Hampshire, who was last seen in the Drumnadrochit area.
Police have received a number of calls from members of the public with information to assist the search effort. A possible sighting of Jason is being investigated following a report that a man matching Jason’s description...
22 Mar 2016, 14:33pm
The following statement and photo has been released on behalf of the family of Brian McKandie.
Brian was a dearly beloved brother of William, Margaret and the late Elizabeth, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.
He was a genial sort of chap with a dry sense of humour. He was hard-working and very dedicated to his business.
We have been shocked...
21 Mar 2016, 19:28pm
Around 1245 hours on Monday 21 March 2016, police were called to a report of a female body discovered in a wooded area, behind a path off Great Western Road, in Clydebank.
A post-mortem is due to take place to establish the exact cause of death but at this time police are treating the death as unexplained. Formal identification has yet to take place....
20 Mar 2016, 14:15pm
Police in Stirlingshire with the assistance of Killin Mountain Rescue Team traced and recovered the body of a man from Ben More near Crianlarich, yesterday – Saturday 19th March 2016
The man has been identified as Herpreet Bilkhu who had earlier been reported missing in the Edinburgh area and was believed to have been hill-walking in the Crianlarich...
19 Mar 2016, 14:04pm
Police Scotland has launched a murder enquiry following the discovery of a man’s body in Rothienorman on Saturday 12th March 2016. The body of Brian McKandie was discovered in his home at Fairview Cottages, Badenscoth, Rothienorman.
Mr McKandie was last seen on Friday 11th March. Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Mr McKandie on...
18 Mar 2016, 18:04pm
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace a 43-year-old man reported missing in the Leith area.
Herpreet Bilkhu was last seen at a property on Thorntreeside around 7.20pm on Monday 14 March.
Herpreet is described as around 5ft 8in tall, slim build, with a black beard and an English accent. He was last seen wearing a blue turban.
18 Mar 2016, 16:48pm
Police Scotland has been conducting searches today [Friday 18 March, 2016] to trace Jason Gates, aged 36, who has been reported missing.
Jason Gates was reported missing from Hampshire on Thursday 17 March 2016 and the last known sighting of him was in Aviemore on Saturday 12 March 2016.
Specialist search officers have been assisting local officers...
18 Mar 2016, 9:55am
Police Scotland is appealing for information to trace Jason Raymond Gates, who was last seen in the Aviemore area.
The 36-year-old was reported missing from the Hampshire area on Thursday, March 17, 2016, and the last known sighting of him was in Aviemore on Saturday, March 12.
Officers believe he might have been in the Drumnadrochit area on Monday,...
17 Mar 2016, 16:09pm
Detectives are continuing enquiries after a 37 year old man was attacked within a property in Renfrew on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
Around 1920 hours, police received a report of a man being injured in Houston Street, Renfrew.
The man was taken to The Royal Alexandra Hospital where medical staff describe his condition as serious.
Enquiries carried out...
16 Mar 2016, 16:09pm
A man who raped a woman at a flat in Edinburgh has been sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh today, Wednesday 16 March 2016.
Richard Smith (27) was sentenced to six years in prison after raping a 28-year-old woman, which occurred in Dalry on Saturday 2 August 2014.
Smith had been found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow on 22 February 2016.
12 Mar 2016, 15:19pm
Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham regarding the police incident in Bankfaulds Ave, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, today:
“A 24 year old man has been shot by police following the alleged discharge of a crossbow at officers around 1215 hours this afternoon, Saturday 12 March 2016. The man had earlier – around 0530 hours this morning...
8 Mar 2016, 16:49pm
man who was charged after Police Scotland recovered a handgun in East Lothian last year has been convicted.
As part of inquiries into shootings, which happened in the South of Edinburgh on September 2014, detectives from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit and Edinburgh CID carried out a search of an address in Baxter’s Neuk, Tranent...
8 Mar 2016, 13:13pm
Police Scotland has released an image of a male that officers wish to speak to in relation to a serious assault which occurred within Missoula Bar, Renfield Street, Glasgow on Friday 6th November 2015.
The male is described as white Scottish with a local accent, aged in his 20s, around 5’10 in height and of medium build. He is further described...
4 Mar 2016, 9:54am
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Cowgate.
The incident happened around 2.30am on Thursday (3 March) outside a nightclub.
The victim was standing in the street when he became aware of the suspect being involved in an argument with another man.
The suspect then turned his attention to the victim and immediately...
16 Feb 2016, 14:33pm
Police Scotland have released images of a man they wish to speak to in relation to a serious assault which occurred within The Garage Nightclub, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.
On 17 January 2016, a 24 year-old man was seriously assaulted and was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was released after receiving treatment.
Police wish to speak...
15 Feb 2016, 14:40pm
Police Scotland officers are appealing for information following a serious assault which took place in Dumbarton at around 0400 hours on Sunday 14 February 2016.
At around 0400 hours on Sunday 14 February 2016, police and emergency services, responded to reports of a disturbance on Cumbrae Crescent in Dumbarton. A 28 year-old man was taken by ambulance...
12 Feb 2016, 15:56pm
A man who threatened a couple with a handgun in the Wester Hailes area of the city has been convicted.
Lee Andrew Connors was found guilty of a number of crimes, including attempted murder, firearms offences, domestic assault and a breach of the peace when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday 11th February.
In October 2014, Connors attended...
8 Feb 2016, 12:22pm
The global reach of the Scottish Crime Campus (SCC) has targeted more than 440 organised criminals and three new countries – Nepal, Germany and Slovenia – added to the international crime map since it became operational two year ago.
Multi-agency investigations led from the Lanarkshire hub have spanned the world since February 2014 when the doors opened,...
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