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Motorist filming road traffic accident wins appeal

A motorist who was found guilty of using a mobile phone to film the aftermath of a road traffic accident from behind the wheel of his VW Caravelle has had his conviction quashed following an appeal.

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Fewer major fraud cases in Scotland

According to the latest statistics from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, high-value fraud cases worth more than £100,000 are continuing to decline in Scotland. £1.2 million worth of fraud cases appeared in the courts in the first two quarters of this year, down from £1.8 million in 2018.

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Man convicted of supplying drugs wins appeal

Last year, James Houten was sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment (discounted from 30 months for pleading guilty) after admitting his involvement in the supply of class A drug, cocaine, contrary to section 4(3)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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Non-custodial sentence for domestic abuser was 'not unduly lenient', rules Appeal court

A panel of judges ruled that a sheriff’s decision to not impose a custodial sentence on a man convicted of repeated domestic abuse offences was not ‘unduly lenient’.

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Nearly 90 officers investigated over sexual offence allegations

86 police officers have been investigated in relation to criminal allegations of sexual offences between April 2016 and March 2019, according to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request made by the Daily Record newspaper.

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