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Attack on jogger ‘not sexually motivated’

A youth has been cleared of a sexually motivated attack on a female jogger in Strathclyde Park.

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Woman was allegedly attacked near Roman baths in Strathclyde Park

Youth accused of attacking female jogger

A youth accused of attacking a female jogger in Strathclyde Park had six packets of condoms in his bag, a court has heard.

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Newsagent was convicted at Hamilton Sheriff Court

‘Biased’ sheriff claim rejected

A newsagent sent to prison for molesting his young female employees has failed in a claim that the sheriff who heard the case was biased.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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Assault victim Theresa Campbell

Look what thugs did to my mum

A furious woman has revealed shocking photographs of her mother who was beaten up in her Viewpark home.

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Police at the scene of the assault in New Stevenston

Woman was knocked out in attack

Police have revealed details of an attack on a young woman in New Stevenston — and aren’t ruling out a sexual motive.

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Wayne Evans appeared in court on drug and police assault charges

Drug dealer tried to stab police officers

A drug dealer who attacked police officers with three knives has been jailed for three years and three months.

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The Howards were jailed at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Couple who dodged VAT go to jail

A Motherwell couple have each been jailed for three years after they were convicted of dodging more than half a million pounds in VAT payments.

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Court heard attacker became ill after he carried out assault

Man lashed out then had heart attack

A man who carried out an assault which left the victim needing stitches landed in hospital himself with a heart attack.

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Martin Gibb and an accomplice tied up a man and robbed him at a house in Bridgeford Avenue, Bellshill

Ex-soldier gets three years for robbery

A former soldier has been jailed for three years for robbing a man then trying to repeat the trick just three weeks later.

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Woman is said to have turned violent at Wishaw General

Woman accused of spitting on nurse

A woman has denied spitting on a nurse and trying to bite a police officer at Wishaw General.

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Court heard flat had been turned into a cannabis farm

Flat was a cannabis farm

A landlord tipped off the police when he discovered a tenant was growing cannabis plants in his Motherwell flat.

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Parents are being urged to check the age restrictions of any social media sites used by their children.

Parents unaware of social network age restrictions

Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest.

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Woman needs hospital treatment after New Stevenston assault

Woman needs hospital treatment after New Stevenston assault

Police have launched an investigation after a 23-year-old woman was seriously assaulted in Quarry Street, New Stevenston.

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Court heard drug dealer Michael Jackson failed to appear for trial last summer.

Dealer fled to Spain and missed trial

A cocaine dealer who fled to Spain and missed his trial has finally had to face up to his crime.

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Fraudsters are now using ‘hold’ tunes to dupe bank customers

Fraudsters are now using ‘hold’ tunes to dupe bank customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new weapon in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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New figures suggest many drivers are still flouting the law against using a mobile while driving, despite the stiffer penalty.

More than 200 drivers flout mobiles law in a fortnight

Scores of drivers are still using their mobiles behind the wheel, despite the launch of heavier penalties and high profile police warnings.

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Craig Bannatyne appeared in court to admit indecency offences.

Army cadets sergeant admits indecency offences

An army cadets sergeant caught trying to film boys in a toilet was later found to have sexually assaulted a child.

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