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Sword-wielding drug dealer avoids jail

A drug dealer who used a samurai sword to scare off a robber trying to steal his stash avoided being sent to prison.

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Arrests follow £430,000 heroin and cannabis seizure

Arrests follow £430,000 heroin and cannabis seizure

Police seized heroin and cannabis said to have a street value of £430,000 after stopping and searching a vehicle in Lesmahagow yesterday.

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‘How did police not find Bo’ness man?’

‘How did police not find Bo’ness man?’

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Indecent images found

Indecent images found

Sergio Braz (39) was found with indecent images of children and extreme images of human and animal sex at his Flat 4, 207 Corbiehall, Bo’ness home.

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Arnold Mouat, who was found dead in his own home after being reported 'missing' for a month

‘Lessons must be learned’ from latest police probe

The tragic discovery of missing man Arnold Mouat in his own home at the weekend has again put Police Scotland under scrutiny.

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Tribute paid to man found dead in home

Tribute paid to man found dead in home

The family of a man who was missing for over four weeks before his body was found in his home at the weekend have paid tribute to him.

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Police have been searching for Arnold Mouat. Picture: Contributed

Body found in hunt for missing Bo’ness man

A body found in a property in Bo’ness is believed to be missing Bo’ness man Arnold Mouat.

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Stole batteries from recycling centre

Stole batteries from recycling centre

A bright spark offender broke into a recycling centre to steal car batteries.

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Banned driver threatened to ‘burst’ police officers

Banned driver threatened to ‘burst’ police officers

A banned driver turned nasty while police officers were interviewing him and in a rage he trapped one in a headlock.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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Pinched key to steal £400 from ex-stepmum

Pinched key to steal £400 from ex-stepmum

A sneaky opportunist took advantage of his ex-stepmum being away from home and used the key she entrusted with his dad to steal £400 from her house.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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Police seek help to trace missing Bo’ness man

Police seek help to trace missing Bo’ness man

Police have issued a new appeal for information about missing Bo’ness man Arnold Mouat, who was last seen on Thursday, July 6.

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Appeal for witnesses to suspected bogus callers’ sting

Appeal for witnesses to suspected bogus callers’ sting

Police are following “a positive line of enquiry” after an elderly Broxburn man was doorstepped by two men offering to do roof repairs.

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The man appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court.

Thug chucked a Buckfast bottle at pub’s glass panel

A violent drunken thug terrified staff and customers when he threw a Buckfast bottle through a glass pane in a pub door.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Pervert given deadline to complete work

Pervert given deadline to complete work

Sergio Braz (39), Flat 4, 207 Corbiehall, Bo’ness, has until August 3 to complete at least 28 hours’ unpaid work as part of a community order imposed for possessing indecent photographs of children and extreme pornography.

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