Wednesday , 22 January 2020

Tag Archives: crime

Appeal rejected for mum and friend in “fake abortion” case

Perth Sheriff Court

    A mother and her gay friend, who both received prison sentences of three years after concocting a elaborate scheme to convince her ex-partner that his baby had been aborted, have had their appeals rejected by a judge. Earlier this year, Perth Sheriff Court heard how the woman had planned to sell the baby to her friend and had ...

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Karen Buckley murderer claimed to be depressed and gay

Alexander Pacteau

Karen Buckley’s murderer had previously been cleared of attempting to rape a woman, STV News revealed earlier this week. In 2013, Alexander Pacteau stood trial and was found not guilty of attempted rape at Paisley High Court. Court transcripts of the trial show that Pacteau was described as a “daft young lad” by the defence, and that he claimed to ...

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Man suffers serious assault at The Regent Bar

The Regent Bar

A 35-year-old man suffered a serious assault during a Hogmanay celebration at the Regent Bar, one of Edinburgh’s popular gay pubs, on 1 January around 00:30am. According to witnesses, the victim was assaulted as he approached the bar by four men, of which one attacked the 35-year-old’s face with smashed glass. Neil Pearson, who was at the pub told KaleidoScot: ...

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Edinburgh police respond on hate crime


Last week we at KaleidoScot brought you the story of Daniel Donaldson, an Edinburgh man who has been suffering homophobic harassment in his local area. Today, the Edinburgh Prevention, Interventions and Partnerships Department of Police Scotland got back to us to address ongoing concerns about anti-gay prejudice in the capital. “Police Scotland can confirm they are investigating, a number of ...

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