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Carluke thug jailed for street attack on couple in Penrith

A THUG has been locked up for a vicious homophobic street attack on two "defenceless" females who had their heads stamped on.

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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Appealing for information.

Mini digger and compressor stolen in Clydesdale thefts

Police this week are appealing for information on thefts of equipment in Braidwood, Rigside and Crawford.
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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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Police seek information.

Corrosive liquid was poured over car in Crossford

Police are investigating after a corrosive liquid was poured over a car parked in Crossford on Saturday night, damaging it.

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Attendants now have CCTV.

Attacks on South Lanarkshire traffic wardens on the increase

Violent attacks on parking attendants in South Lanarkshire have increased “worryingly”, it has been reported.

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One of the artworks dotted around Carluke.

Carluke blue brick artworks smashed with a hammer

Artworks installed around Carluke following a heritage project on its brickmaking history have been smashed.

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Police reveal shocking facts on abuse disclosure

Police reveal shocking facts on abuse disclosure

More than a thousand people have sought details about their partners in the second year of Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland (DSDAS).

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Carluke Flying Club.

Carluke Pigeon Club AGM assault put chairman in hospital

The night of 2016’s annual general meeting of a Carluke pigeon club ended with its chairman in hospital, permanently disfigured, and a former chairman under arrest for assaulting him.

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Police asking for information.

Police probing thefts appeal for witnesses

Police are seeking Gazette readers’ help with their investigations into three thefts in Clydesdale.

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Reas Today, where Wilson robbed staff at knifepoint in February.

Lanark robber is jailed for almost five years

A burglar caught after leaving a trail of blood from the scene of his crime to his home nearby has been jailed for almost five years.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Facing trial over Forth fatal accident

A driver pleaded not guilty at Lanark Sheriff Court last Thursday to a charge of causing the death of an 82-year-old man in a road accident near the centre of Forth almost a year ago.

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SSPCA demands five years in jail for worst cases of animal cruelty

SSPCA demands five years in jail for worst cases of animal cruelty

Animals charity the SSPCA wants to tackle “hugely inconsistent” sentences for abusers by increasing the maximum penalty to five years in jail.

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The pair faced charges of stealing motor vehicles from Clyde Windfarm

Two face theft charges

Two young men facing three charges of stealing motor vehicles at the Clyde Windfarm in Abington in January, had not guilty pleas accepted to two of them.

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Ciurar was remanded in custody after appearing at Lanark Sheriff Court

Charge for housebreaking in 2013

A 31-year-old man was remanded in custody when he appeared at Lanark Sheriff Court on Wednesday charged with housebreaking four years ago.

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Four wheelie 
bins set on fire

Four wheelie 
bins set on fire

Four wheelie bins were set alight at a property in Douglasdale Street, Rigside, at about 3.35pm on Sunday, September 3.

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Police appeal for witnesses

Thief was on the prowl in Law

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted housebreaking in Law last week to come forward.

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Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog. Pic: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Scots warned to keep their dogs on a tight leash

Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog.

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Lanark Sheriff Court - video could not be shown on court's equipment.

Court wants video proof that dog can let itself out of house

Mark Shaw had a novel excuse for breaching a court-imposed curfew – he had to go after his dog as it had let itself out of the house, he claimed.

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