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Community bid for sheriff court

building is among a number across Scotland being closed down as part of efforts by the Scottish Court Service to save up to £4m a year.Business dealt with at Dornoch in Sutherland will be transferred to Tain Sheriff Court.Dornoch Area Interest Company has registered a right to buy the courthouse. The building could be used as a tourist information centre.BBC News Scotland online meets some of the hundreds...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

'Concern' over baby girl attack man

attitude of a man convicted of attacking and injuring a newborn baby in Aberdeen was of "great concern", a sheriff has said.The infant suffered a brain haemorrhage, a broken ankle and bruising in November last year.Allen was due to be sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, but the case was further deferred for a psychological report.Sheriff Annella Cowan said background reports previously ordered by...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

Fourth teen admits Clutha break-in

fourth teenager has admitted being part of the group who broke into the Clutha pub after a helicopter hit the roof killing 10 people.Billy Jo Revie, 16, pled guilty to breaking into the pub on 17 December, stealing alcohol and charity tins.The case was continued to another date to allow it be dealt with by sheriff Joseph Platt at Glasgow Sheriff Court.Sheriff Platt had previously sentenced three other...
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Category : International

Crown defends 'display knives' trial

Prosecutors have defended the trial of a man who was arrested after buying ornamental knives to hang in his home.A jury at the town's sheriff court later found him not guilty of having the blades without reasonable excuse.Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane expressed doubt over whether the case should have been prosecuted. The Crown Office said there was "sufficient evidence" for the sheriff to allow it to...
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Category : International

Woman in court over Christmas murder

A 37-year old woman has appeared in court charged with a murder in Edinburgh on Christmas Day.Melissa Young, from Edinburgh, made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Kenneth Maciver at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.No plea or declaration was made on her behalf and the case was continued for further inquiry.It follows the discovery of the body of Alan Williamson, 47, in a Glenure Loan flat in Drumbrae...
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Category : International

L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013

county's overall spending on suits dropped from $115 million to $89 million last year, but the sheriff's costs went up, driven by excessive force cases.Costs for the Sheriff's Department rose, driven primarily by settlements and trial judgments in excessive force cases. Above, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announces last week that he will not seek a fifth term.Los Angeles County spent $43 million...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
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Hyderabad-Narasapur Express rescheduled

Hyderabad-Narasapur Express train as rescheduled due to late running of its pairing tain....
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Man who attacked baby avoids prison

convicted of attacking and injuring a newborn baby in Aberdeen has avoided a jail sentence.The infant suffered a brain haemorrhage, a broken ankle and bruising in November last year.At Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Allen was put on a three-year supervision order and ordered to carry out 280 hours of unpaid work in the community.Sheriff Annella Cowan said she had given the case a lot of thought and her initial...
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Category : International

Holidaying MP Joyce's case delayed

prosecution against Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has been continued until later this month because he is on a walking holiday abroad.The 52-year-old was expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday to face allegations that he breached the peace and resisted arrest at the city's airport in May.Depute procurator fiscal Calum Darling asked Sheriff Alistair Noble to continue the case without plea.Mr...
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Category : International

Man accused of wife and son murders

charged with the murders of his wife and son in Midlothian.The bodies of 29-year-old Janet Lockhart and two-year-old Michael were discovered in Bonnyrigg on Saturday.Garry Lockhart, 32, made a brief appearance in private on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, before Sheriff Paul Arthurson QC.No plea or declaration was made on his behalf and the case was continued. He was remanded in custody.Her mother...
Source : BBC |
Category : International