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Drive for Justice: Our campaign for stiffer sentences for dangerous drivers

Almost 100 people convicted of killing others on Scottish roads have walked free from court since 2005.

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Hefty fine for man whose Grangemouth tyre hoard posed fire danger

Hefty fine for man whose Grangemouth tyre hoard posed fire danger

A businessman who illegally stashed waste tyre shred in a fire-risk Grangemouth shed has been fined £34,000 at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

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Over the limit lorry man fined £300 and banned for a year

Over the limit lorry man fined £300 and banned for a year

A 26-year-old HGV driver has been fined £300 and handed a year-long driving ban after failing a breath test in Dunipace on Thursday .

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Residents and shoppers blast police counter terrorism exercise as a waste of time and resources

Residents and shoppers blast police counter terrorism exercise as a waste of time and resources

Police Scotland responded to public fears over terrorism and stepped up patrols during Black Friday last week.

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Put a knife to partner’s neck but avoids jail

Put a knife to partner’s neck but avoids jail

A man who put a knife against his fiancee’s neck and said he was going to kill her and their child has avoided jail.

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Tainsh contaminated office workers' water bottles

Tainsh tarnished bottles with his urine

A disgusting engineer got his revenge on female office staff at his workplace by urintating in their water bottles.

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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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WATCH: CCTV footage of man slashing tyres on car

Residents in a street whose cars have been targeted by a mindless vandal scratching the bodywork and slashing tyres have caught a suspect on CCTV in the act.

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Falkirk Sheriff Court

Youngster flees house to warn grandad

A man’s drunken rage resulted in a nine-year-old child rushing from his mum’s house to fetch his grandparents for help.

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McNab waved a sword at his partner and her son

Hacked and slashed at door with sword

An assault victim did not think things could get any worse but then her attacker started waving a sword around.

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Vandals wreck car in Hallglen

Vandals wreck car in Hallglen

Police are looking for witnesses after a car was vandalised causing £300 worth of damage.

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Airguns were used in almost half of the offences involving a firearm.

Fall in number of firearms offences

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in the last 10 years.

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Hoy injured himself with a large kitchen knife during his drunken rampage and was later traced to a hospital in Glasgow where he was being treated

‘If the police come ... it will be a bloodbath’

A father stabbed himself during a drunken rampage which grew out of an argument over a missed phone call.

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Offender caught hiding in a cupboard

Offender caught hiding in a cupboard

Police carrying out a regular bail check found their man hiding in the cupboard of a house he was banned from entering.

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‘That’s what you get’ said drunk as he urinated in store

‘That’s what you get’ said drunk as he urinated in store

A drunk would not take no for an answer when he was refused access to a store’s toilet and ended up urinating at the feet of a security guard.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Time to crack down on Christmas crime

Shoplifters, pickpockets and rowdy troublemakers better think twice about entering Falkirk town centre this festive period.

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Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward.

Online form to help victims of stalking

A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment.

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Threatened his gran (77)

Threatened his gran (77)

A thug threatened his 77-year-old granny when she refused to give him any money.

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Armed police

Police mount Black Friday counter terrorism patrols

Police Scotland is responding to public fears over terrorism and stepping up patrols during this busy Black Friday.

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Drunk who failed to belt up exposed his privates

Drunk who failed to belt up exposed his privates

Shoppers got more than they bargained for when they caught sight of a drunken man exposing his private parts.

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