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Cannabis grower is sentenced

A Bo’ness cannabis grower must do 140 hours of unpaid community service after an appearance at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson

Better support on offer to sex attack victims

Victims of sexual violence will receive better support thanks to new nationwide standards to improve forensic medical examinations.

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Teenage offender to do extra work

Teenage offender to do extra work

A teenager who failed to comply with a supervision order must do extra unpaid work for his trouble.

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Pervert pensioner’s secret filming activity uncovered

Pervert pensioner’s secret filming activity uncovered

A perverted pensioner’s pass time of secretly filming women and youngsters was uncovered when he failed to dispose of a memory card.

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Scammers are leaving messages seeking tax payments

iTunes scammers target victims in Falkirk area

Falkirk householders are being targeted in a scam involving iTunes gift cards.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson

Payback over jail is working

Criminals given work to do rather than jail time are half as likely to reoffend as those who go to prison for six months or less, a new report shows.

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Drunk chose wrong flat

Drunk chose wrong flat

A man made threats against the occupants of a Larbert flat in a case of mistaken identity.

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Falkirk man who changed his name to Brooklyn Beckham awaits sentence for stalking

Falkirk man who changed his name to Brooklyn Beckham awaits sentence for stalking

A football fan who changed his name to Brooklyn Beckham is facing sentence for creepy conduct towards a hairdresser.

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Police are looking for George Stevenson who was last seen on Friday, February 10

Concern grows for missing 70-year-old

Police are looking for information to help trace a missing pensioner last seen in Falkirk on four days ago.

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Jail for assaulting woman

Jail for assaulting woman

Bonnybridge man Jason Clark has been jailed for attacking a woman and causing damage to property.

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Falkirk Sheriff Court heard Leeanne Inch thought she was about to die after her boyfriend tied a belt tightly around her neck during an unprovoked attack in their Shieldhill home.

‘Monster’ tied belt around woman’s neck

An ex-soldier who carried out a “sustained and gratuitous” attack on his girlfriend admitted to social workers that he is a “monster”.

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Offensive comments were made via the internet.

Autism man suffered online abuse

Two members of a Facebook group have admitted making offensive commnents online about a young man with autism.

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Threats to partner left children in tears

Threats to partner left children in tears

A 26-year-old Camelon man has been jailed for acting in an aggressive manner towards his partner and drugs offences.

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Teen in court after row with bus driver

Teen in court after row with bus driver

A teenager became abusive to a bus driver after missing his stop.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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Man jailed after attacking his wife and police officers

Man jailed after attacking his wife and police officers

Headbutting and spitting at police after previously attacking his wife will see a Falkirk man spend time in jail.

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Thug threatened to shoot his ex-boss

Thug threatened to shoot his ex-boss

A sacked construction worker threatened to shoot his former boss and his wife if he did not get the money he was supposedly due.

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Drunk scooter rider launched tirade of abuse

Drunk scooter rider launched tirade of abuse

A drunk toppled from his scooter and then took his embarrassed rage out on a female motorist, some Kwik Fit mechanics and a police officer.

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Four times the limit driver banned for eight years

Four times the limit driver banned for eight years

Catherine Knox (42) admitted drink-driving on the M876 Dennyloanhead to Kincardine motorway on December 5.

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