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New contactless twist to fraud crime in Lanark store

In a new twist on an old crime, John Good admitted obtaining cigarettes by fraud by placing a contactless bank card next to the payment sensor in a supermarket.

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Lanark Sheriff Court.

Lesmahagow attack terrier is saved, but master goes to jail

A Lesmahagow man was jailed for 19 weeks at Lanark Sheriff Court last Thursday after admitting allowing his Staffordshire bull terrier to be dangerously out of control and attack two other dogs in the village in the space of nine days.

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Police enquiries are continuing.

Attempted robbery at Carluke newsagents

Police were called to a report of an attempted robbery at RS McColl's shop in Rankin Gait, Carluke, this afternoon.

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Police Scotland.

Drugs worth over £400,000 found in Lesmahagow search

Police Scotland have recovered drugs with a street value estimated at £430,000 from a car in Lesmahagow.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Pensioner ‘somersaulted’ into air in Coalburn car accident

A pensioner told a court that he “somersaulted” into the air, then landed on his head after being struck by a car as he crossed a road in Coalburn.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Clydesdale businessman fined £2500 for cannabis cultivation

A businessman found to be operating a cannabis farm from his home in the Clydesdale countryside was spared a jail sentence at Lanark Sheriff Court last Thursday.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Lorry ploughed into motorway works vehicle near Abington

A lorry was seen weaving around on the M74 near Abington before ploughing into a motorway maintenance works vehicle, injuring its occupant.

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Brian Dailey

Lanark Ridgepark abuser is jailed for 10 years

A once-respected Lanark care worker has begun a 10-year jail sentence for a decade of acts of sexual abuse and violence towards children that started at the town’s former Ridgepark residential school over 40 years ago.

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Fake Ulster Bank notes are being passed.

Police warning to be on the alert for fake Ulster notes

Police are warning that there have been a number of cases of fake Ulster Bank notes being passed, some in Biggar, over the past week.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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Police blocked the road approaching Hyndford Bridge

Police blocked road in bid to stop driver

Police officers used their vehicles to block the road in two spots as they tried repeatedly to stop a driver in Ayr Road between Rigside and Hyndford Bridge.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Terrier attacked two other dogs in nine days

A dangerously out-of-control Staffordshire bull terrier attacked two other dogs and alarmed members of the public outside the same village shop twice in the space of nine days.

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Inside the vivarium.

Fined after snakes found neglected in Clydesdale village

The stench coming from a property in Carstairs Junction led surrounding residents to report to the police fears that there was a decomposing human corpse inside.

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Scene inside the vivarium. (Pic from Scottish SPCA)

Fined after snakes found neglected in a Clydesdale village

The stench coming from a property in Carstairs Junction led surrounding residents to report to the police fears that there was a decomposing human corpse inside.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Five in dock to deny causing Carstairs gala day disturbance

On Thursday, the dock of Lanark Sheriff Court was crammed with five people, and all of them denying taking part in a disturbance at a village gala day last year.

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