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Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Forth man caught with child porn is remanded in custody

A father of three was remanded in custody again at Lanark Sheriff Court last Wednesday after he admitted possessing child pornography.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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Always check identity of an unexpected caller at the door.

Elderly Carluke woman defrauded by 'bogus workmen'

An elderly woman was defrauded of several hundred pounds at an address in Glencoe Road, Carluke.

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Police appeal for witnesses

Crossford residents evacuated in fire attack

Crossford residents had to be evacuated late last night (Thursday) after a number of cars were deliberately set on fire.

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Teacher on blind date parked at water tower

Arrest ended Lanark internet date before it began

A teacher travelled all the way up from Leeds in West Yorkshire to meet in person at Lanark a woman he had got to know over the internet.

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Parents are being urged to check the age restrictions of any social media sites used by their children.

Parents unaware of social network age restrictions

Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest.

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Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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If you are concerned about the images you or a loved one is viewing online, then the Stop it Now! Get Help website could be the answer.

Stop looking at child abuse online - get help now

There are grey areas. It’s not me who did it so I’m not responsible. They are smiling so they must be enjoying it.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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No branch of HMRC, including Cumbernauld's has anything to do with this

HMRC request is a con

Police Scotland are warning of a telephone scam which has seen some pensioners defrauded by heartless conmen who are profiteering through a crooked scheme.

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Warning over parking fine scam

Warning over parking fine scam

Drivers are being warned of a potential scam which involves the issuing of fake parking fine letters.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Carluke man jailed for attacks on women

A man has been was jailed for a total of 16 months for attacking two women he was seeing.

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Lanark Sheriff Court

Airborne car on B7078 landed upside down on Peugeot

A young driver took a bend too fast and lost control of his car, hitting a kerb.

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View are being sought as part of Police Scotlands public consultation.

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force.

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Lanark cemetery in Hyndford Road.

Man tried to rob a schoolboy in Lanark

Detectives are appealing for information after a man tried to rob a schoolboy in Lanark on Wednesday morning.

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Lanark and Carluke Choral Union with Donald Trump on the trip to New York

Lanark choir member forged cheques after Carnegie Hall trip

A well-meaning attempt to salvage a Clydesdale choir’s dream trip to America massively backfired and resulted in a member forging cheques totalling £3360.

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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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E-fit of man the police want to find.

Can you identify man sought in taxi driver murder bid?

The police have issued an e-fit image of a man they are looking for, after a taxi driver was attacked by passengers from Lanark and left unconscious last Saturday.

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Attack was outside Coalburn Primary School

Coalburn man jailed for beating up pregnant partner

A thug has been jailed for beating up his heavily-pregnant partner, leaving her lying in a Clydesdale village street last Christmas Eve.

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