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Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Kyle Young has been in trouble with the courts again. 
Pic Sam Hardie/Pressteam.

Sex offender sent naked picture to 
female pensioner

A former Motherwell teacher who was struck off for sexually harassing a 13-year-old pupil has admitted sending a naked photo of himself to a pensioner.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court heard Gavin Grays customers enjoyed cheap satellite TV deals.

Fraudster sold cheap TV deals

A hi tech fraudster made £120,000 by selling illicit satellite television packages on the internet.

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Police have arrested two men in connection with the recent spate of Post Office robberies

Men arrested and charged in connection with Post Office robberies

Police have arrested and a charged two men in connection with the recent spate of robberies and attempted robberies at Post Offices in the area.

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Court heard knife youth had earlier been caught with a sword.

Knife youth curfew

A youth caught with a knife in Motherwell was under supervision for illegal possession of a sword.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of scooter theft.

Teenager stole mobility scooter

A youth who stole a mobility scooter has avoided a custodial sentence at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

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Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland in Tannochside

Armed robber jailed for four and half years for raid on Tannochside bank

An armed robber who staged a raid on a Tannochside bank last August has been jailed for four and a half years.

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Police say the robbery happened at a house in Lawson Avenue, Motherwell.

Victims shaken after robbery

A robbery at a house in Motherwell is being probed by police.

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The number caught drink driving is rising.

Drink driving rise ‘a disgrace’ says top cop

The number of drink drivers caught by police over the festive season is up, despite the usual high profile police warnings.

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Police have arrested two men in connection with the recent spate of Post Office robberies

Police investigate scooter thrown at train

Police are investigating after a child’s scooter was thrown at a train in North Lanarkshire, causing widespread disruption to the rail network.

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Police have arrested three in total. Picture; John Devlin

Masked gang attack and rob businessman in Newarthill

A 65-year-old businessman was robbed of his takings by three masked men in Newarthill last night (Wednesday).

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Pens were allegedly thrown from flat on to Hamilton Road (library picture)

Pens flung from window ‘put pedestrians at risk’

A Bellshill town centre resident has been accused of putting pedestrian safety at risk — by throwing pens from the window of his flat.

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Blind woman (83) injured as brick smashes bedroom window

Blind woman (83) injured as brick smashes bedroom window

A blind 83-year-old Bothwell woman was left injured after a brick was thrown through her bedroom window on Monday night.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court heard abuse went on for more than five years.

Bid to keep abuser out of prison fails

A man who abused a young girl has been jailed for nearly four years despite his lawyer claiming prison might not be in the public interest.

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A manhole cover on the course at Colville Park Golf  Cllub.

Injured golfer loses damages bid

A golfer who was badly hurt when he fell into a manhole on the course has lost a bid to sue fellow club members for compensation.

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Accused runs this pub in Viewpark.

Publican is back behind bar rather than behind bars

A pub licensee who ended up behind bars after missing a court date wants to put her troubles behind her in 2017.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court heard taxi driver Patrick Mullen was stabbed as he tried to drive away from passenger Alan Richardson who was looking for money to buy drugs.

Jailed for stabbing cabbie (71)

A 71-year-old taxi driver was injured after a passenger tried to rob him at knifepoint and threatened to kill him.

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Commuters are urged to help police racist abuse inquiry.

Police hunt for three after racist abuse on train

Police are banking on witnesses with good memories after appealing for information about a racist abuse incident on a train that happened more than two months ago.

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Assault happened at Brannock High School.

Youth admits attacking pupil in high school

A youth thumped a pupil over the head with a bicycle pump during a disturbance at Newarthill’s Brannock High School.

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