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Man admits sending offensive messages to Edinburgh MP

A man who sent offensive messages to Edinburgh South West MP, Joanna Cherry, pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.Grant Karte, apparently an SNP member from Bannockburn, admitted sending the Twitter messages on...

Scottish Government urged to tackle the backlog of criminal trials

Lothians MSP Gordon Lindhurst is urging The Scottish Government to do more to tackle the backlog of trials at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.Mr Lindhurst says the latest figures show that over 2,500 trials are...

North Berwick man sentenced for VAT fraud

A painter and decorator from North Berwick was sentenced at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today for VAT fraud.Kevin Wheatley (50) of Market Place North Berwick deregistered his business in September 2010, claiming that he no longer...

Drugs arrest for cannabis cultivation

 A man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Edinburgh recovered a cannabis cultivation estimated to be worth about £30,000.Officers carried out a search of an...

Edinburgh firm fined for breach of licence conditions

At the end of last week an Edinburgh firm was fined £4,000 in total at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to breaching Waste Management Licence conditions relating to dust and waste storage at Eldin...

Confiscation order made against Saughton drugs dealer

£39,725 CONFISCATED FROM HEROIN AND COCAINE DEALER WHO OPERATED FROM WITHIN PRISONAt Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, a Confiscation Order for £39,725 was made against Paul McIntyre (29).McIntyre, who is from Liverpool, but who is...

Thug fined £850 for breaking bus window

A six week-old baby was showered with shards of glass after a thug smashed in a bus window using a metal dog chain.The unprovoked attack by Kevin Addison, 26, meant paramedics had to use...

Trial Edinburgh Sheriff Court – Man accused of putting girl in Freezer

A man accused of putting a four-year-old girl in a freezer warned his victim he would kill anyone she told, a court heard today.The girl, giving evidence by video link, said she was lifted...


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