Football fans get result in court

Two football fans have been cleared of misconduct during matches at Fir Park.

Ben Langford should have been at a police station when 'Well were playing Caley  Thistle.

Fan in dock over police no-show

A football fan was ordered to report to a police station on match days in a bid to keep him out of trouble.

Court heard of mans knife record

Two years for machete man

A repeat knife offender has been jailed for two years after being caught with a machete in the street near his Bellshill home.

The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Vandals target £250,000 Mossend park just weeks after it opens

Vandals target £250,000 Mossend park just weeks after it opens

Just two weeks after its opening, Hope Street Adventure Park in Mossend has been vandalised.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson (second, right) learns how to refurbish a bike during his tour of the Restorative Justice facility in Bellshill

New workshops let offenders give back

The Restorative Justice building in Bellshill has been officially reopened following an extensive refurbishment.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

Scott McKirdle was found guilty after trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Man who fought police fined £1,200

A man who fought with police officers after an alleged disturbance at his parents’ home in Motherwell has been fined £1,200.

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Court heard of robbery at house in Bellshill.

Man tied up during house robbery

A man was tied up by knife-wielding raiders who robbed him of £600.

Court heard driver reached speeds of 60 miles an hour in town.

Speedy driver banned

A driver clocked at 60 miles an hour in a built-up area has been banned from the roads for two years and ordered to resit his test.

Court heard of disturbance in  Cleland street.

Neighbour knife threat man jailed

A man who threatened a neighbour with a knife then assaulted three police officers has been jailed for 10 months at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Robert MacDougall was given bail at Hamilton Sheriff Court after being charged with assaulting his partner, but ignored the sheriffs warning to keep away from the woman ahead of his trial.

Victim shaken as man defies court order

A man banned from seeing his partner after being charged with assault was found staring at her from a neighbour’s garden two weeks later.

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Court heard man went into the street armed with machete and knife.

Weapons man told he’s lucky to avoid jail

A man who armed himself with a knife and a meat cleaver after “things were said about his family” has narrowly avoided a prison sentence.

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Teenage driver was sentenced at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Drink driver hit boy (8) then left crash scene

A drink driver who knocked down an eight-year-old boy then drove off has been banned from the roads for two years.

Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Brannock High, Newarthill

Arrest warrant for youth who attacked school pupil

An arrest warrant has been issued for a youth who failed to appear in court after he attacked a pupil at Brannock High School.

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Police warn householders to check the credentials of callers. Picture posed by models.

Woman (88) alleged victim of bogus workman

Police have issued a warning on bogus workmen after an incident involving a woman aged 88 in Motherwell.

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Keith Ross shows off one of his pets.

Pet lover had no licence for lethal snakes and scorpions

A lover of exotic animals has admitted keeping lethal snakes and scorpions at his Motherwell flat without a licence.

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Excelsior Street is one of two ways in and out of the estate.

Cameras could catch car thieves

Residents on a Motherwell estate hit by a spate of housebreakings and car thefts believe the culprits could be trapped by cameras.

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Court handed accused a non-harassment order.

Threats man’s ex ban

A man who threatened his former girlfriend has been handed a three-year non-harassment order at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

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