Woman attacked at Lanarkshire home

A YOUNG woman was tied up and robbed after a man posing as a courier forced his way into the house where she was staying.

Serial fireraiser torched three Edinburgh tenements

RESIDENTS of a tenement jumped to safety and others had to be rescued after their building became the latest target of a serial fireraiser, a court has heard.

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Numbers behind bars at record high

THE prison population in England and Wales reached a record high for the second week running as more and more people are sent to jail over the riots.

Thousands more Scots to be jailed by 2020

THE number of prisoners in Scotland's jails is set to rise by more than 2,000 by 2020, Scottish Government statisticians have warned, despite a slight drop this year.

First of Baby Peter's three killers freed from prison

THE first of the three people jailed over Baby P's death was released from prison yesterday, sources said.

Bogus police con unwary out of thousands

AN 87-YEAR-OLD woman was conned out of more than £10,000 after scammers claiming to be police told her to move the cash out of her bank account.

Mother told of loss of family

A CRITICALLY ill woman who was injured in a deliberate fire has been told that her two children and husband died in the blaze.

Antisocial behaviour cut as crime rate drops

RECORDED crime in Fife has fallen by 11 per cent in the past year, according to police.

'UK's most prolific' paedophile jailed

A PAEDOPHILE described by police as the UK's most prolific hoarder of pictures of child abuse was given an indeterminate prison sentence yesterday.

3000 cases chucked out as 'no action' by prosecutors

PROSECUTIONS against more than 3000 alleged criminals in Edinburgh were thrown out by the Crown Office for reasons including a lack of evidence and the fact that the charge was "not a crime".

Killer mother 'may not have been mad'

JURORS were told to sweep aside any assumption that a mother must have been "mad" to have killed her two young children near their former family home in East Sussex.

Police issue plea to party goers in house blaze triple-murder inquiry

POLICE investigating the murders of three family members in a deliberate flat fire have issued a fresh appeal for information.

'Scottish FBI' arrests over 70 crimelords

MORE than £33 million worth of drugs have been seized and a record number of crime bosses arrested in the past year, according to figures that reveal how Scottish police are cracking down on serious and organised crime.

Peter Martin: Violence is fact, not fiction in Scotland

WHEN I lived in New York I never really got to grips with the TV "news". It made the Dundee Courier's mythical coverage of the Titanic disaster - "Dundee Man Lost At Sea: Giant Turnip Found in Forres" - seem like searing insight.

Crime figures down but our streets can still be made safer, insists SNP

MORE can be done to make Scotland's streets safer despite a drop in recorded crime, the Scottish National Party has said.

Crackdown on fraudsters

THE faces of Britain's "most-wanted" suspected fraudsters have been published in an effort to bring them to justice.

Appeal for CCTV in Helensburgh fire deaths investigation

POLICE have appealed for neighbours' CCTV as they investigate a fire which killed a father and his two children.

Mother accused of killing toddlers 'couldn't say their names'

A MOTHER could not bring herself to say the names of her two young children after she allegedly murdered them, a court heard today.

Trial set for saline drip death nurse

A PROVISIONAL date has been set for the trial of a 27-year-old nurse charged with contaminating saline at a hospital in Greater Manchester.

Attacker behind 90 minutes of 'abject terror' jailed for six years

THE knife-wielding rapist who subjected Tracey Wilson to 90 minutes of "abject terror" was jailed for six years and ordered to be supervised for a further six years on his return to the community.

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