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Double Jeopardy in Scots Law - Why was Angus Sinclair tried twice?

37 years after their bodies were discovered in East Lothian, Angus Sinclair has been convicted of the rape and murder of Helen Scott and Christine Eadie at the High Court in Livingston.  This was the first prosecution raised in Scotland following a change in the law relating to ‘double jeopardy’.

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Football banning order for assaulting steward

A man was fined £200 and handed a six month Football Banning Order at Perth Sheriff Court earlier this month after attacking a steward at a Scottish Premier League game in October 2012. He was also admonished for a related Breach of the Peace charge.

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New Cold Case Unit for Scotland

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, has announced plans to create a new 'cold case' investigation unit to assist the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the police with unsolved murders and other serious crimes in Scotland.

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