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Woman fined for making threat

A woman was fined £300 at Lanark Sheriff Court last Wednesday for shouting and swearing at an ex-partner’s sister.

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Lanark High Street

I mistook police for thugs, claims driver

A driver has been spared jail despite forcing two police officers trying to stop him speeding along Lanark High Street to leap out of his way to escape injury.

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Carluke's John Cumming Stadium

Head butt assault at kids’ football match

Children playing football and their parents looked on in shock as an adult spectator butted another man at a match at Carluke’s John Cumming Stadium.

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Police officers searching land near Roberton earlier this month.

Murder probe moves on to Cartland Bridge

Heavy police activity was seen around Cartland Bridge on Monday morning as the search for new evidence in the case of Emma Caldwell, found murdered near Roberton 12 years ago, continues.

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Man denies throwing dog at window

Man denies throwing dog at window

A man has denied throwing a dog at a window during an alleged disturbance in Lanark High Street.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson.

New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Security guard suffered serious injury while working at M&Ds complex

Jail for biting off bit of park guard’s ear

A serial offender who bit off a chunk of a security guard’s ear at M&D’s Theme Park has been jailed for 21 months.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Carluke man denies indecent assaults

At Lanark Sheriff Court last Thursday a Carluke man denied committing an indecent assault on a female in the town more than a quarter of a century ago.

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Coach assault happened on M74 near Cairn Lodge Services, Douglas.

Rangers fan banned from UK matches after M74 coach attack

An attack on a Celtic fan by a Rangers supporter on a coach near Douglas could have sparked a major sectarian disturbance.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Lanark prowler sent straight back to jail

When a prowler around Lanark properties was caught by police in suspicious circumstances, it was discovered he’d just recently completed a jail sentence.

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Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

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Bargain B's on Lanark High Street.

‘Joke’ raid on Lanark shop backfires on prank gunman

A man wearing a motorcycle helmet strode into a Lanark High Street shop one night and told its sole female, member of staff: “I want all your money. I have a gun.”

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New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

Royal Mail has launched another major new initiative to protect consumers from scam mail. Since November, Royal Mail has successfully stopped more than 700,000 scam items from reaching its customers.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Forth dad trawled web for “depraved” images of children

While his wife and three children slept at night, Paul Robertson trawled the internet for child pornography, amassing a collection of 377 moving and still indecent images.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

David Cranstoun denies brandishing shotgun at Corehouse

A man has denied brandishing a shotgun during an alleged incident near his historic home.

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Lanark Police Station

Carluke grandma assaulted three police officers

A noisy house party resulted in a grandmother facing three charges of assaulting police officers.

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