Tragic Carol Jarvis laid to rest




The children of Carol Jarvis outside the funeral parlour

The children of Carol Jarvis outside the funeral parlour



By Cara Sulieman

THE family of tragic Carol Jarvis paid tribute to a “loving mother” and “devoted wife” as they laid her to rest today (Friday).

A floral tribute spelling out ‘MUM’ in white carnations lay on the coffin alongside three pictures of Carol – including one of her in her wedding dress – at the Co-operative Funeral Parlour in Livingston, where the thanks-giving service was held.

Almost 100 people gathered to pay their respects to the mother-of-four who was 47 years old when she was found dead in her home in Bathgate on September 16.

Friends and family wept as the minister spoke about her love of Girls Aloud, Daniel O’Donnell and dancing the ‘Jive’.

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Yahya Babiker charged with murder of Randa Kamblawi

By Michael MacLeod

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a mum found dead in her bath.

Yahya Babiker, 45, is accused of killing his Sudanese wife Randa Kamblawi, 34.

He made a brief appearance from private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Fri).

The Edinburgh man made no plea or declaration to the charge and was remanded in custody.

The mum of two was discovered by cops on Tuesday at her Edinburgh city centre home.

Shamed drugs cop Chris McGinn begins jail sentence

By Michael MacLeod

A SCOTS drugs cop choked back tears as he was jailed for 26 months after being sniffed-out by his own colleagues as a cocaine dealer with a £520 per month snorting habit.

Last moment of freedom: McGinn arrives at court

Last moment of freedom: McGinn arrives at court

Shamed ex-police officer Christopher McGinn gave his pals lines of coke in exchange for pints of beer in pub toilets.

The 29 year-old would use an iTunes card to line up the Class-A drug for himself and pals “akin to a round of drinks.”

And when he was exposed by fellow officers at Lothian and Borders Police, he desperately begged them to brush his case under the carpet.

He pleaded: “I’m a cop too. Lose it for me. Lose it for me please.”

But McGinn had been under covert surveillance for a year and saw no alternative but to resign from the force after eight years.

He claimed today (Fri) that being caught forced him to tackle his filthy habit and admitted he had “brought shame on the force.”

But Sheriff Roderick MacLeod told him: “You were serving police officer at the time and therefore you were duty bound to uphold the values expected by society instead of subverting them.”
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Newspaper Round-Up Friday 23rd October