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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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Girl (17) charged with murder following Holytown death

Girl (17) charged with murder following Holytown death

A teenage girl has appeared in court charged with murder following an alleged fatal stabbing in a flat in Holytown last week.

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Teenagers arrested in connection with Holytown death

Teenagers arrested in connection with Holytown death

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man in Holytown yesterday (Thursday).

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Holytown death being treated as ‘suspicious’

Holytown death being treated as ‘suspicious’

The death of a man in Holytown this morning is being treated as suspicious.

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Police were called to the scene.

Stabbing in Holytown

Parts of Holytown have been cordoned off following reports of a fatal stabbing.

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Girl (4) wounded 16 times in dog attack

Girl (4) wounded 16 times in dog attack

A girl aged four suffered 16 separate wounds when she was mauled by a dog outside her home in Motherwell.

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The most common age for under-18 housebreaking referrals was 15, with 208 instances since 2014-15. Picture: Bill Henry

Children as young as 8 caught housebreaking in Scotland

Children as young as eight have been caught breaking into someone else’s home in Scotland in recent years, it has emerged.

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The High Court in Glasgow

Jail for ex-football coach who abused boys in the 1970s

A 74-year-old former football coach has been jailed for sexually abusing two boys in Craigneuk in the 1970s.

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The burn near the junction between Carnbroe Road and Rosebank Road in Bellshill where the horse's head was found. Pic: SSPCA

Horse’s head found in Bellshill burn

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a horse’s head was found in a burn in Bellshill.

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Bellshill schoolgirl frightened by man acting suspiciously

Bellshill schoolgirl frightened by man acting suspiciously

A girl was left frightened by a man acting suspiciously on two occasions in the Hattonrigg area of Bellshill as she made her way to school.

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Sneak thieves were at large in Muirhouse over the weekend

Sneak thieves were at large in Muirhouse over the weekend

A quantity of items including clothing, torches, a wrist watch and keys to a grey Vauxhall car were stolen from an insecure house in Muirhouse Avenue, Muirhouse, between 10.30pm on Friday and 4am the next day.

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Teenager indecently assaulted in Newarthill

Teenager indecently assaulted in Newarthill

A teenage girl was indecently assaulted while she was walking home alone at night in Newarthill.

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Lawrence Robinson appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Man admits starting flat fire due to ‘urges’

Sixteen residents had to be evacuated and damage estimated at £100,000 was caused after rubbish was deliberately set alight in Motherwell town centre.

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Myrtle Road in Viewpark � Copyright Elliott Simpson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Bomb threats in Viewpark

An investigation has been launched after a ‘bomb’ was found in Viewpark on Sunday afternoon.

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Police probe claim of race abuse on train from Motherwell

Police probe claim of race abuse on train from Motherwell

Transport police are appealing for information after a man was allegedly racially abused on a train from Motherwell to Dalmuir.

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Drug dealers jailed after raids in Motherwell and Coatbridge

Drug dealers jailed after raids in Motherwell and Coatbridge

Two men, one from Motherwell, have been jailed at the High Court in Edinburgh after pleading guilty to supplying drugs.

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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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Ticket inspector racially abused by passenger

Ticket inspector racially abused by passenger

A ticket inspector was racially abused on a train between Motherwell and Dalmuir on Saturday.

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Knifeman robs GAME in lunch-time raid

Knifeman robs GAME in lunch-time raid

An armed robbery took place at GAME in Brandon Parade East, Motherwell, on Sunday.

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