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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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Dennis Duffy

Police in year-long hunt for Cumbernauld man who breached license after leaving prison

Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a Cumbernauld man who was last seen a year ago following his release from prison.

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Dow Waste Management Ltd, as it was then known, failed to  properly identified and described the nature of their waste in transfer notes

Waste management firm given £12k fine

A Cumbernauld-based waste management company has been fined £12,000 at Stirling Sheriff Court for failing in its Duty of Care.

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Flashing pictures of your privates at other motorists is no “jolly jape”

Flashing pictures of your privates at other motorists is no “jolly jape”

A driver who showed two female motorists a picture of his own penis as he drove alongside them on a motorway escaped a jail sentence.

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FT Rennie Street Fire 12/05/2018

Investigation after Rennie Road blaze

An investigation is under way following a major fire at a block of flats in Kilsyth last weekend.

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Brendan Fitzsimmons

Appeal launched as Condorrat man goes missing

An appeal has been launched to trace a Condorrat man who has been missing since last week.

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Man with toy bow and arrow arrested in Carbrain

Man with toy bow and arrow arrested in Carbrain

A police helicopter was dispatched to Carbrain yesterday (Monday) after reports of a man with a bow and arrow.

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Carjacking in Abronhill

Carjacking in Abronhill

A 23-year-old man was carjacked in Abronhill on Wednesday, May 9.

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The suspect got on the train at Croy station

Train passengers subjected to abuse

Officers from British Transport Police are trying to trace a man who bombarded fellow train passengers with homophobic and racist abuse.

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Passengers subjected to homophobic and racist rant on the railway

Passengers subjected to homophobic and racist rant on the railway

Officers from British Transport Police are trying to trace a man who bombarded fellow passengers with homophobic and racist abuse on a train from Glasgow to Falkirk.

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Antics of drivers in Linlithgow slammed

Antics of drivers in Linlithgow slammed

Police in Linlithgow have taken to social media to issue a warning about the conduct of inconsiderate ‘boy racers’ in noisy modified cars.

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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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Man flashed pictures of his privates at female drivers on Falkirk motorway

Man flashed pictures of his privates at female drivers on Falkirk motorway

A motorist was placed on the sex offenders register today after shadowing cars with women drivers and flashing pictures of his privates at them on his mobile phone.

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Lady Smith is chairing the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Pic: Jeff Holmes

Inquiry’s focus now turns to former Cumbernauld home

A former children’s home in Cumbernauld is set to come under scrutiny as part of a large-scale inquiry into allegations of child abuse.

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Cumbernauld East councillor Tom Johnston

Demand for answers over vandalism

Councillor Tom Johnston believes questions need to be answered over an incident in Cumbernauld Village which saw over 40 vehicles have their tyres slashed.

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Police have made an arrest. Picture: John Devlin

Over forty vehicles vandalised in village

A 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy were arrested after more than 40 vehicles were allegedly vandalised in Cumbernauld Village on Friday.

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A Tesco store. Picture: Michael Gillen

Cumbernauld man in court over alleged carjacking

A Cumbernauld man has appeared in private at Falkirk Sheriff Court after an alleged attempted carjacking.

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Firearms belonging to Martin Watt, a former A&E consultant  at Monklands General Hospital

Ex-doctor gets 12 years in jail

A former accident and emergency consultant caught with a stash of lethal weapons in his Condorrat home has been jailed for 12 years.

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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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Central Belt drugs duo caged

Central Belt drugs duo caged

Two men responsible for the distribution of drugs across Central Scotland have been jailed.

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