Schoolboy left “hobbling” after janitor’s crash

By Michael MacLeod
 
A JANITOR who drove over a schoolboy’s toes has been fined for fleeing the scene of an accident.
 
Ronald Greig, 51, left the nine year-old primary school pupil “hobbling” with cuts and bruises on his feet.
 
The janitor claimed he didn’t see the youngster, but got a £400 fine and five penalty points after pleading guilty yesterday (Wed) to failing to report an accident.
 
The boy was returning to school to find a phone after being locked out his house, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard.

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Dog sex video man spared prison spell

By Michael MacLeod

A MAN who twice filmed himself having sex with his dog has been put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for two years.

John Kerr, 30, has also been banned from keeping animals as pets without permission from social workers.

He was caught when he left his mobile phone – containing videos of the disgusting attacks – behind a couch at a friend’s flat in Edinburgh’s Kirk Street.

The clips were reported to police, who told Scottish SPCA officers to seize the Staffordshire bull terrier from Kerr.

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Dog sex man snared after friend finds sick mobile phone video clip

By Paul Thornton

A MAN has had his dog seized after he was caught having sex with the animal in two video clips.

Police and Scottish SPCA officers seized the Staffordshire bull terrier from John Kerr, 30, after two recordings of him performing sex acts with the animal were handed to cops.

A friend of Kerr’s had found the clips on a mobile telephone which had been left at his flat.

After showing the movies to the dog’s previous owner, the friend handed over the phone to police who then charged Kerr with having unnatural connections with an animal.

During the police interview Kerr made full confessions and today (Tuesday) at Edinburgh Sheriff Court he pleaded guilty to having unnatural connections with a dog at a flat in the Capital’s Kirk Street.

He also admitted a charge of acting in a disorderly manner and committing a breach of the peace by allowing the animal to lick his private parts while he performed a sex act on himself.
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Scottish Women’s hockey players hit by thief

By SHAUN MILNE

SCOTLAND’S Women’s hockey champions were targeted by sneak thieves as they were winning a prestigious trophy for their country.

The women’s hockey team defeated rivals Ireland 7-1 at the National Hockey Centre in Edinburgh on Sunday to claim the Celtic Cup trophy for Scotland.

He broke in while they were playing but was disturbed by chance when substitute goal-keeper Carmin Dow happened to return and the raider fled. Continue reading

Fire brigade get new zapping device

By Cara Sulieman

A SCOTTISH fire service has brought in a new tool in the fight against hoax calls – technology that “zaps” phones and disables them.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue have been working with phone companies and have come up with a variety of ways to prevent the dangerous – and costly – prank calls.

When a mobile phone is registered to someone then they can be traced and reported to the police.

But some pay-as-you-go mobiles aren’t registered to anyone – and this is where the zapping technology will come in handy.

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