Court Reports

30 Jul 2014 09:30

Con artist couple foiled by Tesco Alloa employee

A CON artist couple who came on holiday to Scotland and targeted vulnerable elderly women in a stealing spree were caught thanks to an eagle-eyed Alloa Tesco staff member.


23 Jul 2014 16:30 • Jenness Mitchell

Alloa Sheriff Court roundup, Thursday 17 July

HIGHLIGHTS from Thursday's action at Alloa Sheriff Court.


17 Jul 2014 09:00

Rap on knuckles after apology for race abuse

A YOUNG man who hurled racist abuse at a woman was spared punishment for apologising.


16 Jul 2014 15:00

Therapy for theft attempt

A YOUNG woman who attempted to steal a car and pocketed toiletries from Debenhams will have to undergo addiction counselling.


16 Jul 2014 11:00

Payback beckons for thief

A SERIAL thief may have to undergo unpaid work.


16 Jul 2014 09:00

Woman in rage jumped out window, kicked and racially abused officer

A YOUNG woman jumped out her flat window, kicked a female constable on the head and branded her a “f**king black b**ch”.


11 Jul 2014 16:30

Meditating cocaine supplier given community service after drug lab found in caravan

A MAN who had a Breaking Bad-style drug cutting lab in his Clackmannanshire caravan – like the hit TV show’s Walter White – avoided jail after his lawyer told a sheriff he had taken up meditation.


27 Jun 2014 09:30 • Hamish Hutchinson

Tillicoultry man wins case against council

A TILLICOULTRY solicitor has won a case against Clackmannanshire Council for refusing to increase his fee on a complicated court case involving the well-being of a young child.

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26 Jun 2014 16:30

Junior doctor is suspended by NHS Forth Valley

A TRAINEE doctor is to face trial accused of rubbing himself indecently in the presence of an elderly female patient at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.


26 Jun 2014 16:30

Man threatened his partner

A MAN who threatened his ‘on-off’ partner because he couldn’t control his anger has been placed on a Community Payback Order for 18 months.


26 Jun 2014 13:30

From workout to community work for drink driver

A FITNESS fanatic was caught driving whilst banned after he couldn’t resist a session at his local gym, Alloa Sheriff Court heard.


26 Jun 2014 12:30

Trucker's £24,000 benefits fraud

A BENEFITS cheat who racked up a bill of almost £24,000, claiming his multiple sclerosis left him wheelchair-bound, was caught working as an HGV driver.


19 Jun 2014 17:00

Convicted Alloa racist sentenced to four years for torching house

A CONVICTED racist who torched the home of three Asian men in a jealous rage was jailed for four years yesterday (Wednesday).


18 Jun 2014 16:00

Assault and theft leads to jail term

A YOUNG man who failed to keep himself out of trouble was banged up for 18 weeks.


18 Jun 2014 15:30

Shoplifter who tried to steal car to face sentencing next month

A YOUNG woman who attempted to steal a car and pocketed toiletries from Debenhams will have to wait until next month for her punishment.


18 Jun 2014 14:30

Sheriff’s warm words for man who tried to sell stolen hat to OAP

A MAN who admitted reset was praised for his good behaviour.


11 Jun 2014 13:30 • Jenness Mitchell

Alloa Sheriff Court roundup, Thursday 5 June

HIGHLIGHTS from Thursday's action at Alloa Sheriff Court.


11 Jun 2014 12:30 • Jenness Mitchell

Man found not guilty of ex assault charge

A MAN who grabbed his ex into a headlock in fear she was reaching for a weapon was found not guilty of assault.


11 Jun 2014 11:30 • Jenness Mitchell

Alloa Sheriff Court roundup, Wednesday 4 June

HIGHLIGHTS from Wednesday's action at Alloa Sheriff Court.


6 Jun 2014 15:00

Alva man gets five years for supply to drug couriers

A CROOK who helped lead an organised crime gang which supplied Scots drug dealers with cannabis has been jailed for five years and three months.


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