One of Scotland’s top criminal lawyers, Paul McBride has represented clients in some of the country’s most high-profile […]
One of Scotland’s leading lawyers was found dead in a hotel room in Pakistan at the weekend. Initial […]
2nd March The Scotland rugby international broke down in Edinburgh Sheriff Court today after recalling the 2009 Six […]
A mother and her son have pleaded guilty to culpable homicide following the death of a 57-year-old man […]
The killing of Gordon Morrice is an extreme example of a wider attitude in society: paedophiles are fair […]
A millionaire made infuriated threats in an enraged phone call to his brother, Toby, hours before Toby was […]
A second sexual assault has taken place on the Meadows, only a week after a similar attack was […]
Disgraced former Pakistan Captain Salman Butt and promising 19-year-old sensation, Mohammad Amir, lost their appeals yesterday when the […]
by Kate Thomson Changes in Scots Law were proposed this morning by Lord Carloway in a review of […]
by Kirsten Hayley Waller Police are still making inquiries after a woman was sexually assaulted in the Meadows […]
By Celeste Carrigan Pawel Rodak a 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Roger Gray, retired […]
by Celeste Carrigan A 20-year-old man is due in court later today at Edinburgh’s Sheriff Court. He was […]
by Katy Docherty and David Walsh
The families of the World’s End murder victims are set to have their hopes dashed when the Double Jeopardy Bill goes before Holyrood. The current law prevents a person from standing trial for the same crime twice but will be scrapped in a session of the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.
The Double Jeopardy Bill will now allow a retrial if evidence arises of the acquitted person admitting guilt or new DNA evidence comes to light to strengthen the case against the accused. The conditions of the Bill have been restricted to murder, rape, culpable homicide and serious sexual offences cases.
Criminal defence lawyer John Scott is skeptical of the plans: ‘There isn’t really any evidence which is absolutely conclusive of guilt. It’s not as if DNA evidence will tell you who did it. DNA evidence is far more likely to tell you who didn’t do it and beyond that, it can tell you who might have done it.
‘But you still need something else beyond DNA evidence in order to be able to convict.’
by Tony Garner Scotland may be set for its first child trafficking prosecutions after the release of a […]
by Michael Mckeand Mansionhouse Road in the heart of the Grange, one of Edinburgh’s more middle class […]
By Georgi B
Cardinal Kieth O’Brien, the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland visited a woman in hospital who confessed to murdering her three children, it is believed.
by Blythe Harkins The ‘Stone of Remembrance,’ a war memorial outside of the City Chambers on the […]
By Tony Garner and Shane Barry A short video report on criticism of Lothian and Borders police for […]
By Claudie Qumsieh In London at weekends dark figures connected to the sewers rise out of the pavements: […]
by Katy Docherty Amanda Knox is starting an appeal against her conviction of the murder of British student […]
By Oonagh Brown Edinburgh City Council has joined forces with the Lothian & Borders Police to tackle antisocial […]
Expenses MPs to be tried Three ex-Labour MPs involved in the expenses scandal, including Jim Devine of Livingston, […]
By Claudie Qumsieh Former US President George W. Bush has admitted authorising the illegal practice of waterboarding during […]
by Trystan Davies An attack in Leith Walk resulted in a man being scarred for life. The assault took […]
By Morag Hobbs & Claire McCann A woman from Edinburgh escaped a prison sentence as judge says little […]
by Josephine Heinemeier Retailers John Lewis have been fined £20,000 after failure to follow appropriate safety procedures concerning […]
by Katy Docherty
A Mexican Archbishop today called for a cease to country’s bloody battle against drug cartels. His plea comes at the funeral of the latest 18 victims to be caught up in gang violence.
The Archbishop of Morelia told mourners that he hoped these deaths “may act as a seed to produce a different Mexico – a brotherly, fair and just one.”
The motive for the deaths is not clear. The victims were a group of mechanics who alledgedly saved up to go on holiday together. They disappeared on 30th September, shortly after leaving their home town of Morelia.
The Mayor of Morelia called upon citizens to rally together in the face of tragedy, adding “crime will not break our spirits”.
Police discovered the mass grave after two unidentified men declared in an online video they had been ordered to kill and bury the tourists. The bodies of the two men were found alongside the murdered holiday-makers.
By Lauren Codling Concerns have been sparked after a local man was attacked near the Napier Sighthill Campus […]
By Anika Aylward Blake After a young woman was sexually assaulted on the Union Canal, Edinburgh, earlier this […]
By Adam Bergin Union calls off London bonfire night strike A firefighters’ strike in London has been postponed […]