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Police carry out Lanarkshire operations

Police officers from Lanarkshire Division have carried out a number of operations in the last week.

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Appeal after firearm discharged in Craigneuk

Appeal after firearm discharged in Craigneuk

Detectives are continuing enquiries and appealing for information after a firearm was discharged at a house in Craigneuk on Sunday.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court

Man sentenced to three years for sending indecent images

A Motherwell sex offender has been jailed for three years after sending indecent photos of himself to an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.

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Keith Ross

Motherwell man goes missing as he awaits sentencing

A Motherwell man has gone missing as he awaits sentencing for possessing 1651 indecent images of children and 3029 images depicting “extreme pornography” involving humans and animals.

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Young people warned to be savvy about scams

Young people warned to be savvy about scams

People aged under 24 are being warned they’re more vulnerable to certain types of scams than other age groups.

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Justice catches up with priest after 50 years

Justice catches up with priest after 50 years

A priest who served in Craigneuk has been jailed for six months for abusing a young girl 50 years ago.

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Sammy went missing in 2016. Pictured: His sister Anne and Chief Inspector Brian Shaw

Family’s anguish over missing Sammy

Samuel Townsley went missing on October 19, 2016, after he was last seen at 9.30am in Glasgow’s Union Street.

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Bellshill man caught with drugs at Falkirk police station

Bellshill man caught with drugs at Falkirk police station

A 40-year-old was caught with cocaine when he was searched by police officers at Falkirk Police Station.

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Steven Chesney

Cops cleared of blame for death of Cleland man in custody

A massive cocaine overdose killed a Cleland man who became ill in custody at Motherwell police station.

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Keith Ross ran 'Keith's Reptile Parties'

Man jailed for neglecting animals now admits to having indecent 
images of children

A Motherwell man, who entertained youngsters with his collection of exotic animals, was caught with more than 1600 indecent images of children.

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Bellshill family terrorised by masked gunman in mystery raid

Bellshill family terrorised by masked gunman in mystery raid

A Bellshill woman answered the door of her Garfield Avenue home on Friday night to be confronted by a black-clad thug wearing a balaclava who threatened her with a gun.

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’Well legend McFadden hopes to strike a deal with taxman

’Well legend McFadden hopes to strike a deal with taxman

Motherwell legend James McFadden has asked for more time to reach an agreement with the taxman in a bid to avoid bankruptcy.

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Serial sex offender is back in the dock

Serial sex offender is back in the dock

A convicted sex offender from Motherwell sent indecent photos of himself to an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.

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50,000 fans will head to Hampden for the Scottish Cup final

Police advice ahead of Scottish Cup final

With up to 50,000 football fans heading to the Scottish Cup Final tomorrow (Saturday) Police Scotland is issuing advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court

Sexual abuse trial subject to long delay

A former Celtic Boys Club football manager’s trial on historical sexual abuse charges will be delayed for months

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Drugs worth £15,000 seized

Drugs worth £15,000 seized

Drugs with an estimated street value of £15,000 have been recovered in North Lanarkshire after a day of action in the area.

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Assault victim changes his mind in court

Assault victim changes his mind in court

A victim of savage drugs violence in Motherwell claimed in court he didn’t know who slashed him – despite telling police the alleged attacker’s name three times.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court

‘Parking war’ led to attack on Bellshill pensioner

Car wars have broken out over parking in a Bellshill street, a court has heard.

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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Police have launched an appeal.

Car driver attacked in Wishaw

Detectives are continuing enquiries following a serious assault in Wishaw on Sunday.

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