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Motherwell man who turned flat into mini-zoo is sent to prison for animal neglect

A Motherwell man who kept a mini zoo of snakes, scorpions, turtles and lizards in his one-bedroom flat has been jailed.

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BT customers warned over fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Court heard Nisbet preyed on the elderly

More time behind bars for conman

A conman locked up for charging householders for non-existent repairs must serve extra time behind bars after admitting more charges.

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Court heard of woman's ordeal in her Motherwell home

Hubby spared prison

A man who bit his wife repeatedly and threatened to eat her has avoided jail.

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Court heard 56 plants were found

Cannabis farmer sent to jail for 18 months

A man has been jailed for 18 months after cannabis plants worth up to £33,000 were found in the hidden basement of his Newarthill home.

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Adults buying booze for kids face £5k fine or jail

Adults buying booze for kids face £5k fine or jail

Adults who buy alcohol for children in North Lanarkshire are asking for a fine of up to £5,000 or a jail term.

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Railway employees demand action over “surge” in violence

Railway employees demand action over “surge” in violence

Lanarkshire railway workers this week launched a protest against what’s claimed to be a steady rise in violence towards staff.

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Court heard friends argued after birthday drinking session

Birthday pensioner stabbed his friend

A man celebrating his 75th birthday stabbed and seriously injured his long time friend during a drink-fuelled row.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court

Sentence hitch for sex shame takeaway boss

The former owner of a takeaway who was convicted of sex offences must wait longer to find out how much time he’ll spend in prison.

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Rosary beads were stolen (library picture)

Grotto centre intruder stole rosary beads

A youth who stole a set of rosary beads after breaking into Carfin Pilgrimage Centre has been locked up for seven months.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court

Man in dock for hounding his ex

A man who defied court orders to keep away from his ex has been put under supervision for two years.

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Court heard of crash at pedestrian crossing

Red light crash driver banned

A driver who knocked down and caused serious injury to a woman on a pedestrian crossing has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

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Gary Pugh was convicted of rape at the High Court in Edinburgh

Rapist who ran away gets six years

A rapist who went missing after his victim confronted him has been jailed for six years.

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Hugh Murray was convicted after trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Jail for abusing girls aged seven

A man who abused two seven-year-old girls has been jailed for two years and three months.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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Drugs were found in Wrangholm Drive, New Stevenston

Jail over cocaine and ecstasy cache

A man has been jailed for a year after cocaine and ecstasy worth £7000 was found at his home in New Stevenston.

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Patient turned violent at Wishaw General

Salon manager attacked nurse and police officer

A hairdressing boss scratched and spat on a nurse who was treating her at Wishaw General Hospital.

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Pupils inspect damage in the polytunnel

Vandals wreck prize garden

Pupils at Motherwell’s Firpark Secondary School are “devastated” after their acclaimed garden was broken into and vandalised.

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Martin Dillon was back in court to admit another drugs charge

Extra time in prison

A sheriff heard a Motherwell drug dealer is doing well in prison then added another five months jail time.

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Neglected Paddy had to be put down

15-year pet ban for dog neglect

A man and a woman from Holytown who neglected their dog so badly it had to be put down have been banned from keeping animals for 15 years.

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