News In Brief -Regional

Edinburgh & Fife:

Police release CCTV images: Lothian and Borders Police investigating a serious sex attack on a 23-year old woman have released CCTV images of a man they believe could help the inquiry. The incident occurred in May.

East Lothian Car Accident: Five people have been injured in a car accident at the Dolpingstone turnoff on the A1. Their car somersaulted off the road and landed in a ditch.

Baby Squirrel Rescued by a gun dog: An injured seven week old red squirrel was sniffed out by a trained gun-dog and is now recovering in the care of the Scottish SPCA.

Scottish MP “bullied and harassed” manager: An employment tribunal has ruled that a former Scottish MP  Jim Devine bullied and harassed his office manager, Marion Kinley out of her job.

Glasgow and West Coast:

Sherridan Case Continues: A witness has denied being part of a plot to politically destroy the former MSP. Joanne Harvie made the comments while being cross-examined by Mr Sheridan, who is defending himself at the High Court in Glasgow

Police name stabbing victim: Police have named the victim of  an apparently unprovoked stabbing in West Campbell Street as as Michael Davis, 21 from the Germiston area.

Tunnocks Caramel Teacakes: A third and final offer has been accepted by staff at confectioners Tunnocks following a month of strikes over pay.

Man accused of drill attack freed on bail: Charles McCormack, 28,  accused of taking part in a drill attack on Mr James Hanlon in North Lanarkshire has been freed on bail.

Highlands and Islands:

Man jailed for throwing  cocain: Hotel manager, Andrew Greenwood  threw packages of cocaine from his car after police followed him because of his vehicle’s noisy exhaust has been jailed. Police in Fort William later recovered drugs with a potential street value of £50,000.

Power cuts affect Fort William’s Belford hospital: A hospital’s accident and emergency department was hit by a series of power cuts, NHS Highland has confirmed. The Health Board said patient care at Fort William’s Belford hospital was not affected.

Closure aim to “improve” schools: Proposals to close Achintore, Caol and Fort William primaries and Fort William and Lochyside Catholic schools  and then merge schools in Lochaber would “help improve” the provision of education in the area, a senior councillor has suggested.


Pop Star Relative dies in fire: The brother of late Scots music legend Billy MacKenzie has died after being pulled from a burning flat in Dundee. Police broke into John MacKenzie’s flat in Mary Slessor Square at about 0140 BST after heavy smoke was spotted coming from the windows.

Falkirk firmbuy Green busses:  Alexander Dennis has won an order for 47 of its green buses.Stagecoach is paying £9m for vehicles powered by diesel and electricity, with £4m support funding from Whitehall.

Theives target carwashes: Thieves have been targeting coin-operated car washes in the Dundee area, police have said. Money was stolen from two car washes on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the thieves attempted to break into a third.