Man Stabbed And Woman Struck By Car In Night Of Horror

By Shaun Milne

POLICE have tonight (wed) sealed off a residential street in Edinburgh after a woman was struck by a car in an alleged hit and run – just yards from where a stabbing took place at a house a few doors away.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene shortly before 10pm after the woman was hit at the corner of Stenhouse Street West and Stenhouse Gardens.

Her condition was unknown.

Just yards away police strung up blue and white crime tape and refused to let anyone enter the stairwell to No 1 Stenhouse Gardens North telling locals only that a “serious incident” had occurred.

What were thought to be CID officers arrived at the scene under an hour later while forensic teams gathered evidence.

The ambulance service confirmed there had been a stabbing. Continue reading

Man Guilty Of Heather Stacey Head In The Bag Murder

by Paul Thornton, at the High Court in Livingston

THE devastated family of head in the bag murder victim Heather Stacey tonight called for her killer to be jailed “for a long time”.

Describing her as a “loving mother, daughter, sister and friend” they said they had been left bereft at knowing the suffering she endured at the hands of evil Alan Cameron.

Senior police chiefs who finally snared the 56 year old killer despite a horrific task trying to figure out just what had happened to her described Cameron as “inhumane”.

And the murderous shop worker was warned he faces a lengthy jail term when he returns to the High Court in Edinburgh for sentence next month.

Cameron was found guilty by a majority jury today of killing Heather at her home in Royston Mains Place in December 2007 following a five day trial at the High Court in Livingston.

It emerged this evening that he had previously been jailed for six and a half years at the High Court in Glasgow for abusing three young girls.

He was jailed for sexual offences against children and put on the sexual offences register after being caged in November 1995 at the High Court in Glasgow.

Cameron was released from jail in June 1999 but made subject to the sex offenders register for life. Continue reading