A TEENAGER who stabbed an Edinburgh gang rival in the heart just hours after agreeing a truce with him was today sentenced to seven years' detention.
THE teenage killer who walked free from a court after a series of mistakes by a private security firm remained on the loose last night, as more questions were asked about the security failure.
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THE failure of local authorities to crack down on youth crime will be highlighted by the Scottish Executive today, The Scotsman can reveal.
AN extra 25 places are to be created in secure units across Scotland as part of a multi-million pound investment to tackle the problem of youth crime, the Scottish Executive announced today.
PARENTS will face fines or prison if they fail to control the criminal behaviour of their children, under plans being drawn up by Labour to tackle the scourge of youth offending in Scotland.
IS AUTHORITARIANISM the new black? First, No 10 floats the idea of blocking the payment of Child Benefit to fine the parents of misbehaving youngsters.
THE thin blue line has never been so stretched. But for once the problem doesn’t lie with the numbers of police officers. Instead, as the fear of crime becomes more tangible with every reported assault and robbery, the people employed to catch criminals and ensure their conviction say they are being hidebound in their job by months of paperwork and wasted hours spent in the courts waiting to give evidence.
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