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heraldscotland
Police 'could face prosecution' over Sheku Bayoh custody deathThe father-of-two's death is already being investigated by the Police Investiga
Police 'could face prosecution' over Sheku Bayoh custody death
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
The father-of-two's death is already being investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc). His family have been calling for answers over police conduct and Mr Bayoh's cause of death on May 3, 2015, and are understood to... Read more
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Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Mountie found not guilty of fabricating evidenceA Spirit River RCMP officer has been found not guilty of fabricating evidence i
Mountie found not guilty of fabricating evidence
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
A Spirit River RCMP officer has been found not guilty of fabricating evidence in relation to a 2012 incident. Const. Matthew Slipp, 27, was found not guilty of intent to mislead and perjury after the judge in the case found testimony from other... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Bin lorry private prosecution plans to go before three judgesJUDGES will sit next month to decide whether the families of victims of the bin
Bin lorry private prosecution plans to go before three judges
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
JUDGES will sit next month to decide whether the families of victims of the bin lorry crash and another fatal collision can pursue private prosecutions against the drivers involved. Lawyers for relatives of Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their... Read more
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heraldscotland
Bin lorry private prosecution plans to go before three judgesThe Crown Office had earlier confirmed it would not grant approval to the priva
Bin lorry private prosecution plans to go before three judges
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
The Crown Office had earlier confirmed it would not grant approval to the private prosecution plans as Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland declined to support the move. Judges will now rule on whether it will go ahead, with a procedural hearing to be... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Family of 8-old killed by falling gravestone call for an FAI into tragedyTHE FAMILY of an eight-year-old boy killed by a falling gravestone has called f
Family of 8-old killed by falling gravestone call for an FAI into tragedy
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
THE FAMILY of an eight-year-old boy killed by a falling gravestone has called for an FAI into the tragedy. Ciaran Williamson died after a 6ft gravestone toppled over onto him while he was playing with friends in Craigton Cemetery on May 26 last... Read more
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Daily Record
Two men charged with attempted murder following alleged attack in West LothianTWO men have appeared in court charged with attempted murder follwing an incide
Two men charged with attempted murder following alleged attack in West Lothian
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
TWO men have appeared in court charged with attempted murder follwing an incident in West Lothian last week. The pair were arrested after two men were injured at an address in West Main Street in Armadale at about 8.40pm on Tuesday. They have since... Read more
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Daily Record
Scotland's crime campus catches more than 300 wanted criminals in first 2 yearsMORE THAN 300 international "most wanted" criminals have been caught by Scotlan
Scotland's crime campus catches more than 300 wanted criminals in first 2 years
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
MORE THAN 300 international "most wanted" criminals have been caught by Scotland's crime campus in its first two years of operation. Fugitives were returned from places as far afield as Jamaica, Spain, Portugal and Thailand, and were suspected of... Read more
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Scotsman
Police fitting me up, claims accused officer Reids employment tribunal is to be held next month. Photograph: John Devlin A
Police fitting me up, claims accused officer
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
Reids employment tribunal is to be held next month. Photograph: John Devlin A POLICE officer who has been on restricted duties for six years claims he was reported to the Crown Office after a newspaper... Read more
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Scotsman
Michelle Thomson opens office nine months after electionEDINBURGH West MP Michelle Thomson has finally opened her constituency office –
Michelle Thomson opens office nine months after election
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
EDINBURGH West MP Michelle Thomson has finally opened her constituency office – nine months after she was elected. Mrs Thomson resigned as the SNP business spokeswoman and now represents the constituency as an independent member. She claimed it... Read more
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Scotsman
SNP MP Michelle Thomson opens office nine months after election Michelle Thomson. Picture: Lisa Ferguson SNP MP Michelle Thomson finally open
SNP MP Michelle Thomson opens office nine months after election
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
Michelle Thomson. Picture: Lisa Ferguson SNP MP Michelle Thomson finally opened her constituency office – nine months after she was elected. The MP for Edinburgh West resigned as the... Read more
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Daily Record
Man appears in court over charges relating to fatal Fraserburgh fire in 1998Gordon Graham, 43, died in the fire in High Street in the Aberdeenshire town in
Man appears in court over charges relating to fatal Fraserburgh fire in 1998
Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
Gordon Graham, 43, died in the fire in High Street in the Aberdeenshire town in May 1998. His wife was rescued from a window by firefighters. Police made a number of re-appeals for information over the years and said on Wednesday a man had been... Read more
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heraldscotland
No charges in care home deathMr Taylor’s son has also said that serious questions remain unanswered about th
No charges in care home death
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
Mr Taylor’s son has also said that serious questions remain unanswered about the tragedy and why it was not prevented. Mr Taylor, a retired civil engineer from Rosemarkie on the Black Isle, suffered nine injuries to his head during the attack and... Read more
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Bury Free Press
More than 1,000 people sign petition to ‘save Bury St Edmunds Post Office’More than 1,000 people have signed a petition against controversial plans to cl
More than 1,000 people sign petition to ‘save Bury St Edmunds Post Office’
Bury Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
More than 1,000 people have signed a petition against controversial plans to close the Post Office in Bury St Edmunds town centre and move it to a retail premises. The online petition, launched this week, calls on Prime Minister David Cameron, Post... Read more
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Daily Record
Police name murder victim who was found injured on a street in GlasgowParamedics attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have b
Police name murder victim who was found injured on a street in Glasgow
Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
Paramedics attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed. Police arrested a man on Tuesday night. Gavin Riley, 27, from Glasgow, made no plea or declaration when he appeared at the city's Sheriff Court on... Read more
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heraldscotland
Top prosecutor vows to find out if farming equipment thefts are linked to serious organised crimeThe Solicitor General conducted a review of agricultural crime last year in res
Top prosecutor vows to find out if farming equipment thefts are linked to serious organised crime
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
The Solicitor General conducted a review of agricultural crime last year in response to farmers' concerns about theft, vandalism, fire-raising, housebreaking and worrying of livestock. Conservative MSP Margaret Mitchell said: "There seemed to be a... Read more
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Hunts Post
Investigations continue into death of St Ives couple, inquest hears Investigations into the death of a St Ives couple who were fatally injured in
Investigations continue into death of St Ives couple, inquest hears
Hunts Post / Posted 11 days ago
Investigations into the death of a St Ives couple who were fatally injured in a car crash are continuing, an inquest heard. To send a link to this page you must be logged... Read more
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Daily Record
Blackhill Butcher Martin Hamilton was shot in the head, court toldA Crown Office spokesman said Farrelly, from Blackburn, West Lothian, made no p
Blackhill Butcher Martin Hamilton was shot in the head, court told
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
A Crown Office spokesman said Farrelly, from Blackburn, West Lothian, made no plea or declaration during the brief private hearing before Sheriff Peter Hammond. He was remanded in custody pending further inquiries and is expected to by fully... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Drug dealer has inheritance confiscated almost ten years after he was prosecutedA drug dealer has had his inheritance confiscated under Proceeds of Crime almos
Drug dealer has inheritance confiscated almost ten years after he was prosecuted
EveningTimes Online / Posted 12 days ago
A drug dealer has had his inheritance confiscated under Proceeds of Crime almost ten years after he was prosecuted. David Rush, from Greenock, admitted dealing cocaine in April 2006, triggering a case to recoup illegal earnings. Financial... Read more
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heraldscotland
Crown seize £35,000 from drug dealer who kept his inheritance hiddenIt was later discovered that he inherited a property worth £35,000 in 2005 but
Crown seize £35,000 from drug dealer who kept his inheritance hidden
heraldscotland / Posted 12 days ago
It was later discovered that he inherited a property worth £35,000 in 2005 but it was registered in another person's name. A review by the Crown Office uncovered the hidden property and steps were taken to return the case to court. Following... Read more
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Daily Mirror
UKIP chairman in Scotland stands down after being charged with 6 sexual offencesThe charges partly relate to alleged calls where sexual activity could be heard
UKIP chairman in Scotland stands down after being charged with 6 sexual offences
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
The charges partly relate to alleged calls where sexual activity could be heard in the background. Another offence allegedly involved the use of a phone in a Paisley pub, Hamishes’ Hoose. Thackeray, 55, faces six charges under the Sexual Offences... Read more
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Scotsman
UKIP Scotland’s Arthur Thackeray steps down amid sex charges Arthur Thackeray has appeared in court on sex charges. Picture: Michael Gillen
UKIP Scotland’s Arthur Thackeray steps down amid sex charges
Scotsman / Posted 13 days ago
Arthur Thackeray has appeared in court on sex charges. Picture: Michael Gillen THE chairman of Ukip in Scotland has stepped down after appearing in court accused of making indecent phone... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Chairman of Ukip in Scotland stands down after court appearence Chairman of Ukip in Scotland Arthur Misty ThackerayUkip Arthur Misty Thacker
Chairman of Ukip in Scotland stands down after court appearence
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Chairman of Ukip in Scotland Arthur Misty ThackerayUkip Arthur Misty Thackeray is accused of making indecent phone calls. The chairman of Ukip in Scotland has stepped down after... Read more
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Daily Record
UKIP's Scottish chairman steps down after facing six sex call chargesTHE chairman of UKIP in Scotland stood down yesterday after appearing in court
UKIP's Scottish chairman steps down after facing six sex call charges
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
THE chairman of UKIP in Scotland stood down yesterday after appearing in court on six sex charges. Arthur Misty Thackeray is accused of making indecent phone calls. He left his post after the Sunday Mail asked about the case. The charges partly... Read more
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Daily Record
New witness to horror death fall from road bridge in CumbernauldA NEW witness to the death of a young mum who fell from a road bridge is to be
New witness to horror death fall from road bridge in Cumbernauld
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
A NEW witness to the death of a young mum who fell from a road bridge is to be questioned by detectives. The Lennox family were approached last week by a man who said he had new information about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the... Read more
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Daily Record
Cop's wife speaks to the Sunday Mail after he's convicted of assault:THE wife of a police officer convicted of attacking her has told how he abused
Cop's wife speaks to the Sunday Mail after he's convicted of assault:
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
THE wife of a police officer convicted of attacking her has told how he abused her for decades during their marriage. found the courage to report abusive husband Paul. Former detective inspector ­Swinburne’s assault on Anne was described by a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Prosecutors concerns over police evidence in Celtic fans' 'kettling' caseIt comes after it emerged that neither officer is to be charged with perjury af
Prosecutors concerns over police evidence in Celtic fans' 'kettling' case
heraldscotland / Posted 15 days ago
It comes after it emerged that neither officer is to be charged with perjury after a youth was acquitted of breach of the peace following the ‘kettling’ of Celtic supporters in Gallowgate, Glasgow, in March 2013. Les Brown, a senior Crown Office... Read more
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heraldscotland
Glasgow bin lorry crash family lodge papers for private prosecutionJudges will now rule on whether it will go ahead. The Scottish Courts and Trib
Glasgow bin lorry crash family lodge papers for private prosecution
heraldscotland / Posted 15 days ago
Judges will now rule on whether it will go ahead. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) also confirmed papers were received in a bid for a private prosecution submitted by the families of two young students knocked down and killed in... Read more
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heraldscotland
Alex Salmond backs family over George Square bin lorry crash prosecutionAsked about Mr Mulholland's decision on his weekly radio show, Mr Salmond said:
Alex Salmond backs family over George Square bin lorry crash prosecution
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
Asked about Mr Mulholland's decision on his weekly radio show, Mr Salmond said: "If there is a reason for him not being able to take forward a prosecution in terms of law, it will be a good one. “Whether the law is right or wrong is another... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Glasgow bin lorry crash: bid to prosecute driver Harry Clarke refused"The original decision not to take criminal proceedings was made on the basis t
Glasgow bin lorry crash: bid to prosecute driver Harry Clarke refused
Daily Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
"The original decision not to take criminal proceedings was made on the basis that there was insufficient evidence in law to prove that a crime had been committed and that position remains unchanged." A Fatal Accident Inquiry held last year found... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Alex Salmond backs private prosecution of bin lorry driver Harry ClarkeBy DAVID LEASK SCOTS law chiefs left three families of crash victims in legal
Alex Salmond backs private prosecution of bin lorry driver Harry Clarke
EveningTimes Online / Posted 17 days ago
By DAVID LEASK SCOTS law chiefs left three families of crash victims in legal limbo as they refused their bids for private prosecutions against death drivers. As reported in later editions of last night’s Evening Times, Lord Advocate Frank... Read more
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Daily Star
Glasgow bin lorry horror: Driver will NOT be sued, rules law chiefsHORROR: Six people died when the driver lost control of the bin lorry in 2014
Glasgow bin lorry horror: Driver will NOT be sued, rules law chiefs
Daily Star / Posted 17 days ago
HORROR: Six people died when the driver lost control of the bin lorry in 2014 Six people died and 17 were injured when the truck hit them after driver Harry Clarke blacked out. Relatives of three of the dead, Jack Sweeney, 68, wife Lorraine, 69,... Read more
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Daily Record
Second man appears in court charged with the murder of Jamie JohnstoneA SECOND person has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man outside
Second man appears in court charged with the murder of Jamie Johnstone
Daily Record / Posted 17 days ago
A SECOND person has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man outside a Glasgow flat. Cameron Ferguson, 25, made no plea or declaration during a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court today where he was charged with murder. He was... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Top-ranking law officer has his says on Glasgow lorry crash private prosecutionFrank Mulholland, the Lord Advocate, issued a statement seven days after he was
Top-ranking law officer has his says on Glasgow lorry crash private prosecution
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
Frank Mulholland, the Lord Advocate, issued a statement seven days after he was sent a Bill For Criminal Letters by lawyers acting for families of victims of the crash that killed six in December 2014. The families of 18-year-old Erin McQuade and... Read more
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Scotsman
Bin lorry crash prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has declined to support the prosecution. Pictur
Bin lorry crash prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Scotsman / Posted 17 days ago
Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has declined to support the prosecution. Picture: PLANS for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate « Shropshire StarLawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaug
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 17 days ago
Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill for Criminal Letters to the Crown Office last week seeking "concurrence" for the rare move. Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Kingston Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Streatham Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Bury Times
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Bury Times / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Gazette
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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guardian-series
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
guardian-series / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Harrow Times
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Harrow Times / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Gazette News
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Gazette News / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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This is West Country
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
This is West Country / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Bolton News
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Bolton News / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate Harry Clarke was the driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow in Decemb
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
Harry Clarke was the driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow in December 2014 Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord AdvocatePlans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke
Glasgow bin lorry crash private prosecution plans rejected by Lord Advocate
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
Plans for a private prosecution of Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke have not been granted approval by the Crown Office. Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, delivered a Bill... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Lord Advocate refuses private prosecution for bin lorry crash familiesSCOTLAND'S Lord Advocate has refused the request for a private prosecution from
Lord Advocate refuses private prosecution for bin lorry crash families
EveningTimes Online / Posted 17 days ago
SCOTLAND'S Lord Advocate has refused the request for a private prosecution from the families of the victim's of Glasgow's bin lorry crash. He has also said there will be no private prosecution in the Glasgow Hanover Street crash of 2010 that killed... Read more
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