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Broxburn burglars were caught in the act

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Broxburn resident came home to find the house being burgled.

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A CSREC session on hate crime with Police Scotland

Group welcomes review into hate crime

A Forth Valley-based equality and human rights charity has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commissioning of an independent review of hate crime legislation with a view to increasing its effectiveness in tackling the issue.

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Paedophile Paul McIndoer outside Livingston Sheriff Court

Paedophile caught with horrific child pornography awaits sentence

A paedophile had three movies and over 200 images showing children being raped or brutalised, a court heard.

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Cannabis grower is sentenced

Cannabis grower is sentenced

A Bo’ness cannabis grower must do 140 hours of unpaid community service after an appearance at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Prime suspect - a police e-fit of one of the men involved in the attack

Police release e-fit of ‘big nose’ thug who tried to murder taxi woman

Police have released an image of one of the men who tried to murder a 60-year-old female taxi driver in West Lothian on February 11.

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Police hunt thugs who beat and robbed taxi woman, 60

A 60-year-old woman taxi driver was threatened with a knife then dragged from her car, knocked unconscious and robbed yesterday.

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Van stolen in Bo’ness

Van stolen in Bo’ness

Police are appealing for information about the theft of a transit van from Drumacre Road, Bo’ness, at 2.13am on Thursday.

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Vennel residents living in fear

Vennel residents living in fear

Residents are living in fear of their safety and one feels likes a prisoner in their own home because of anti-social behaviour from disruptive tenants at the Vennel.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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Man commits ‘indecent act’ on Union Canal path

Police are appealing for information after a man committed an “indecent act” along the Union Canal.

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Dylan Bennett was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh today

Prison for rapist who got teen pregnant

A rapist who preyed on underage girls for sex and got one pregnant was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison yesterday.

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Jill Cowan was cleared at Stirling Sheriff Court yesterday

Mum cleared of blind pensioner’s death

A mother accused of causing the death of a blind pensioner who walked out of a pub and into the path of her car was cleared of blame after a day of evidence.

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Man caught with cocaine

Man caught with cocaine

A man has been sentenced for possession of cocaine which he intended to supply.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Men arrested and charged in connection with Post Office robberies

Police have arrested and a charged two men in connection with the recent spate of robberies and attempted robberies at Post Offices in the area.

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Man charged after post office robberies

Man charged after post office robberies

Police Scotland has arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery at Linlithgow Post office.

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Linlithgow Post Office was one of the targets

Man charged after PO armed raids

Police Scotland has arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a series of armed robberies.

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Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

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