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‘The injury that made me commit a crime’

Image caption Byron Schofield with members of his support team A head injury not only left Byron Schofield physically and mentally scarred for life – it also set him on the path towards prison. The…

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Organised crime gang’s £100,000 drug courier jailed

Image caption Perth Sheriff Court was told Douglas Wilkinson had accumulated drug debts A man who helped an organised crime gang bring more than £100,000 worth of cocaine into Scotland has been jailed for 45…


London knife crime: Who was Jermaine Goupall?

Jermaine Goupall was 15 years old when he was stabbed to death in August last year, during his school summer holidays. Caught in the crossfire between two rival gangs in Croydon, south London, the teenager…


Ayrshire police play ACE card in drive to reduce crime

Image caption Ch Supt Paul Main says he is “fed up” with sending people to court Police Scotland has emerged as a leader in a campaign to make Scotland the world’s first “trauma-aware” nation. All…


Slo-mo footage helps gun crime investigations

The devastating effects of firearms on model skulls are being captured in super slow motion to help investigate gun crime. Ultra-sensitive cameras from the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering have been used…


Liam McIlvanney wins Scottish crime book of the year award

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liam McIlvanney picked up the award for his book, The Quaker, at a ceremony in Stirling Writer Liam McIlvanney has won the 2018 McIlvanney Prize for the crime book…


Armed police target West Lothian villages in organised crime raids

Image copyright Police scotland Image caption Armed officers took part in the raids in West Lothian Armed police officers have taken part in raids targeting organised crime at properties in four villages in West Lothian….


London follows Chicago’s lead on fighting crime

Image copyright Alyssa Schukar Image caption In Chicago, former gang members are employed to intervene in disputes Is it really possible to reduce violent crime by tackling it like an infectious disease? London has announced…


London violent crime to be tackled with new unit

Image copyright PA Image caption There were 116 murders in London in 2017, of which 80 were fatal stabbings Tackling serious violence in London is to be treated as a public health issue, the city’s…


‘Drug dealers only’ space highlights crime

Image copyright Penny Creed “Drug dealers only” parking spaces and “crack pickup” points have been installed to highlight drug crime in east London. Residents commissioned artists – using the name “Columbia Road Cartel” – to…


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