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Sex abuse victim Natasha Mina: ‘Kickboxing gave me strength”

A kickboxer who was sexually abused as a child by her father has said the sport has given her strength. Natasha Mina, 27, has become an ambassador for the This Girl Can campaign and wants…

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Former Celtic Boys Club manager Frank Cairney guilty of abuse

Image copyright Press Team A former manager of Celtic Boys Club has been found guilty on nine charges of sexually abusing young footballers. Frank Cairney, 83, was placed on the sex offenders register and was…


Critical review into abuse at Ayrshire children’s home

Image copyright Ciaran Donnelly Image caption Brian Newman abused six boys at the Ayrshire children’s home during the 1990s A Scottish council has admitted it missed the chance to deal with concerns at a children’s…


Men chanted sectarian abuse on Edinburgh to Dundee train

Police have appealed for information after a group of men chanted sectarian songs on a train travelling to Dundee. Officers said five or six men made anti-Catholic comments to passengers, including young families. The incident…


Cardinal Vincent Nichols denies sex abuse ‘cover-up’

Image caption Cardinal Vincent Nichols denied a cover up over sex abuse allegations involving a priest The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales was accused of covering up child sex abuse allegations against…


Players restrain themselves over abuse, says Darren Fletcher

Darren Fletcher won the most recent of his 80 Scotland caps last year Former Scotland captain Darren Fletcher says he has received verbal abuse from supporters about his ulcerative colitis. Stoke midfielder Fletcher, 34, had…


Dunfermline: Chairman Ross McArthur condemns abuse and vandalism

Ross McArthur “will not accept” abuse directed at employees’ families Dunfermline Athletic’s chairman has criticised some fans after incidents of vandalism, the alleged abuse of players’ families, and an incident in which a steward was…


Ex-Tory candidate Rene Kinzett had hundreds of child abuse images

Image copyright Other Image caption Rene Kinzett has been dropped by his lawyers for unpaid legal fees A former Conservative general election candidate and councillor has been convicted of possessing hundreds of child abuse images….


Scottish referees: ‘Abuse culture’ needs to stop, says John McKendrick

John McKendrick believes refereeing is more professional than ever The “abuse culture” in Scottish football must stop before match officials are seriously injured, referee John McKendrick has warned. Assistant referee Calum Spence was hit by…


New hotline for reporting child sex abuse in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Callers will be kept completely anonymous A new hotline has been launched to enable members of the public to share concerns on child sex abuse. The Nightwatch Hotline is…


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