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Man wins appeal against 'excessive' sentence for child grooming offences

A severely disabled man who was found guilty of sexual crimes against children and sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment has successfully appealed against a sheriff’s decision to impose a custodial sentence.

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Recorded crime at one of the lowest levels in 45 years

The number of crimes recorded by police has increased one per cent since 2017/18; from 244,504 offences to 246,480 in 2018/19. Despite this annual rise, the recording of crime throughout Scotland remains at one of the lowest levels seen since 1974. According to the latest bulletin released on Tuesday, the majority of crimes have continued to fall in Scotland over the last 10 years, with the total recorded crime dropping 27 per cent since 2009/10.

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Sexual offences court to be considered in Scotland

The creation of a court dedicated to sexual offences in Scotland is currently under review, judge Lord Matthews has announced.

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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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