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Angus man to stand trial over abuse allegation

A man is to stand trial accused of battering a woman pregnant with twins so violently that both babies were stillborn the next day.

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Man faces jail for taking knife into Forfar Sheriff Court

Man faces jail for taking knife into Forfar Sheriff Court

A man was today (Wednesday) facing jail after he admitted trying to carry a knife into court.

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The shot of Myra Hindley in Fife, taken by Ian Brady. Copyright: Duncan Staff/SWNS

Photo links infamous child killers to east of Scotland

A chilling photograph taken by serial killer Ian Brady of his accomplice Myra Hindley has been identified as a Fife beauty spot.

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Armed police at Arbroath Railway Station. Picture by Wallace Ferrier

Armed police in Angus

Armed police officers have been spotted outside a railway station in Angus, following Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester.

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Security stepped up at MoFest

Security stepped up at MoFest

Increased security at Montrose Music Festival has been thrown into sharp focus by Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester.

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Teenagers charged over wilful fire-raising

Teenagers charged over wilful fire-raising

Four teenagers have been charged in relation to a wilful fire-raising to hay bales in St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire earlier this month.

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Teen causes five-figure sum of damage

A teenager climbed on to the roof of a secure unit and hurled tiles at police cars - causing almost £20,000 worth of damage - a court heard.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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Dundee Sheriff Court

Angus man found with child porn avoids jail

A wind turbine boss today (Monday) dodged jail after he was found with an enormous stash of more than 20,000 child abuse images.

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Driving instructor jailed for molesting student

Driving instructor jailed for molesting student

A former Broughty Ferry driving instructor has been jailed for eight months after he was convicted of molesting a student.

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Jail for teenager who set fire to girl

Jail for teenager who set fire to girl

A teen who left his friend permanently scarred after burning her with an aerosol flamethrower was today (Thursday) locked up.

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Guthrie Castle and Gardens. Photo by Wallace Ferrier

Wedding planner in court over fraud charge

A wedding planner appeared in court today (Tuesday) over allegations that he scammed more than £144,000 from couples planning their nuptials at an upmarket venue.

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Man charged with embezzlement at Guthrie Castle

Man charged with embezzlement at Guthrie Castle

A man is to appear at Forfar Sheriff Court in connection with embezzlement at Guthrie Castle.

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Angus woman narrowly avoids Spanish holiday scam

Angus woman narrowly avoids Spanish holiday scam

An Angus woman has issued a warning after she nearly fell victim to a scam telling her she was due nearly £10,000 compensation from a bankrupt holiday firm.

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Police Scotland

Sex offender notification scheme goes live

Police Scotland has introduced an online application under the existing Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme to improve awareness and accessibility of the disclosure process.

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The incident took place in the early hours of this morning

Appeal after Co-op break-in

Police Scotland is carrying out enquiries after a break-in to the Co-op at Lawers Drive, Broughty Ferry early this morning (Thursday, may 4).

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Police investigate fire and vandalism at crematorium

Police investigate fire and vandalism at crematorium

Police Scotland is appealing for information after fire damaged a memorial area at Dundee Crematorium.

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Man jailed for electronic hoard of child porn

Man jailed for electronic hoard of child porn

A repeat sex offender who downloaded a stash of child abuse images on his mother’s laptop was today (Wednesday) behind bars.

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Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Bank customers are being warned of a new scam which is seeing fraudsters stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts.

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Two in court after drug recovery

Two in court after drug recovery

Two men are expected to appear at Forfar Sheriff Court today (May 2) in relation to the recovery of controlled drugs.

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