Animal ban for man who kicked dog which ate his carpet

A man who kicked his dog after it chewed up his new carpet has been banned from keeping animals for five years.

The gun incident happened in a busy area in Bellshill Road, Motherwell, and was witnessed by shocked drivers queuing near the Logans Road level crossing.

Man pulled gun during row over girl’s chips

A man who pulled out a gun after a row over chips snatched from a 12-year-old girl has been jailed for two years.

Bobby Petta sports a Bruce t-shirt during a workout in the gym.

Lawyer hits out at ‘jealous’ t-shirt critics

A Motherwell solicitor has hit back at criticism of his firm’s publicity t-shirts.

Ally McCoist, Walter Smith, Murdo Macleod and David Murray open the  clubhouse at Torrance Park Golf Club.

Manager accused of cash theft at Murray golf course

The former manager of a prestigious golf course developed by former Rangers chairman Sir David Murray has been charged with stealing thousands of pounds.

Phoneshop Motherwell owner Jose Gonzalez

Motherwell shoppers could face police action for taking advantage of a ‘rogue’s bargain’

Motherwell shoppers who think they have picked up a Christmas bargain have been warned they could be in trouble with the police.

Thomas McTavish breached a non-harassment order imposed at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Jail for murder threat

A man who has persistently ignored court orders to stay away from his ex-partner has been jailed for nine months.

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Diarmid Bruce, left, with world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.

Lawyers keep climbing legal aid table

A Motherwell firm of solicitors was the fourth highest legal aid earner in Scotland last year.

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In Plain Sight star Douglas Henshall as Sergeant William Muncie. (C) ITV Plc.

The quest to bring a monster to justice

The true story of the quest to bring Birkenshaw serial killer Peter Manuel to justice starts on STV tomorrow (Wednesday).


Victim chased mugger despite being injured

The victim of a mugging in Motherwell chased after the culprit despite being injured as she struggled to hold on to her bag.

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Drive for Justice: Our campaign for stiffer sentences for dangerous drivers

Drive for Justice: Our campaign for stiffer sentences for dangerous drivers

Almost 100 people convicted of killing others on Scottish roads have walked free from court since 2005.

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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Merrie is one of three cats now in the care of the SSPCA after being abandoned in Motherwell

Cats found abandoned in a cardboard box

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after three cats were found abandoned in a cardboard box on a Motherwell street.

Men involved in Restorative Justice's new scheme in North Lanarkshire show off some of the bikes they have refurbished.

New scheme encourages North Lanarkshire offenders to help kids

Offenders serving community payback orders in North Lanarkshire are refurbishing and donating bicycles to help local school children.

Airguns were used in almost half of the offences involving a firearm.

Fall in number of firearms offences

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in the last 10 years.

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Ria Kenyon gave evidence in trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Witness loses contempt fight

A serious assault trial witness who was sent to the cells has lost a battle against a contempt of court ruling.

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Steven Haggerty

Double rapist sentenced to six years in prison

A 28-year-old Lanarkshire man has been sentenced to six years in prison and an Order For Lifelong Restriction, for a catalogue of serious offences including the rape of two women.

Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward.

Online form to help victims of stalking

A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of trouble in nightclub.

Clubber fined for punching off-duty cop

A man who punched and seriously injured an off-duty police officer has been fined £3,000.

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The Queensferry Crossing

Immigration raid arrests seven workers on Queenferry Crossing

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of being illegal foreign workers after a raid on the Queensferry Crossing construction project.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard accused claimed to be a relative of the OAP.

Man tricked his way into OAP’s home

A man has admitted tricking his way into an elderly woman’s home by pretending he was a relative and had carried out work for her.

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