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Drive for Justice: Our campaign for stiffer sentences for dangerous drivers

Almost 100 people convicted of killing others on Scottish roads have walked free from court since 2005.

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Cumbernauld man jailed after setting fire to flat

Cumbernauld man jailed after setting fire to flat

A fireraiser who set a house ablaze within a block of flats in Kildrum has been sentenced to 27 months in jail.

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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Airguns were used in almost half of the offences involving a firearm.

Fall in number of firearms offences

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in the last 10 years.

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Court correction - Amanda Bryden

Court correction - Amanda Bryden

In our online article of November 17 involving Kilsyth police officer Steven Riding being found guilty of domestic abuse we stated his current girlfriend Amanda Bryden left the court in tears.

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Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward.

Online form to help victims of stalking

A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment.

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Police reissue armed robbery appeal

Detectives are still appealing for any witnesses to an armed robbery which took place in Cumbernauld’s Westfield Industrial Estate last Thursday.

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Abronhill man avoids jail for child pornography offences

Abronhill man avoids jail for child pornography offences

An Abronhill man narrowly escaped imprisonment after being found guilty of offences relating to indecent images of children.

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The Queensferry Crossing

Immigration raid arrests seven workers on Queenferry Crossing

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of being illegal foreign workers after a raid on the Queensferry Crossing construction project.

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Police urge public to help them nail gun thugs

Police urge public to help them nail gun thugs

Someone heading home from work at 5pm may hold a vital clue to Thursday’s armed robbery in Westfield Industrial Estate.

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Armed robbery at Cumbernauld firm

Armed robbery at Cumbernauld firm

Detectives are on the trail of an armed gang which robbed a business in Cumbernauld’s Westfield Industrial Estate yesterday.

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Search for Paul Booth continues

Search for Paul Booth continues

Despite widespread appeals and a number of claimed sightings, police are yet to locate missing Cumbernauld man Paul Booth.

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Cumbernauld street sealed off in dog drama

Cumbernauld street sealed off in dog drama

A neighbourhood was sealed off after a dog banned in the UK escaped from a house – after four people were left needing hospital treatment.

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Kilsyth police officer  found guilty of domestic abuse against three females

Kilsyth police officer found guilty of domestic abuse against three females

A Kilsyth police officer who worked and lived in Cumbernauld is currently behind bars and awaiting a jail sentence for domestic violence.

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Euan Johnston, 26, was killed during the fatal shooting

Fears of a gangland feud in Glasgow murder

Is Glasgow about to erupt in yet another gangland tit-for-tat killing spree? That’s the concern everyone is talking about.

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Police recovered 900 grammes of cocaine worth �50,000

Drugs gang facing prison after guilty pleas

Four men have admitted being involved in distributing thousands of pounds of illegal drug raids across Scotland.

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The NSPCC has said that online bullying is on the increase.

Report reveals increase in bullying online

The number of children and young people being tormented and bullied online has increased by 88 per cent in five years, according to a leading children’s charity.

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Police in Inverurie will be on hand this weekend to give winter safety advice and conduct free vehicle checks to motorists.

Abronhill drugs swoop

Police raided a home in Abronhill and have seized drugs with a street value of £650 and a four figure sum of money.

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Van thefts continue in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area after Croy vehicles raided

Van thefts continue in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area after Croy vehicles raided

Police have put out an appeal for witnesses after two works vans parked in Croy were broken into and robbed in quick succession.

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