Tom Wood

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi  (AP Photo)

Former top cop: It’s becoming harder to get away with murder

Somewhere in Saudia Arabia, probably in a deep dungeon, is a group of brutal men who are right now pondering their fate and reflecting on an enduring truth: it’s a lot easier to commit a murder than get away with one. And, make no mistake, that is the reason their prospects are bleak, not the assassination of “an enemy of the state”, but the unpardonable sin of getting caught.

A stolen Range Rover used in the 'terrifying' �500,000 armed robbery at the Gleneagles Hotel was later found burned out (Picture: Crown Office/PA)

Tom Wood: Here’s how you rob a bank – and why you shouldn’t

I was drawn to the recent coverage of the Gleneagles Robbery Trial. It brought back fond memories – a raid right out of the 1980s, those heady days when as a young Crime Squad detective, my team and I chased gangs of armed robbers from their unlikely bases of Barlanark and Ballingry as they ranged across the Central Belt robbing banks and post offices.

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