A court has heard sickening details of how a tiny pet dog had to be put down after being kicked into the air by its callous owner.
A video game artist caught with a stash of videos of children as young as three being raped has been spared jail.
A sleep-deprived man who sprayed a police constable in the face with CS gas before trying to grab for a meat cleaver as the half-blinded officer tried to arrest him has been jailed for more than three years.
A teenager extorted hundreds of pounds from a man she met on a "sugar daddy" website after he "took photos of her breasts" and "threatened to humiliate her with them if she didn't meet his requirements", a court has heard.
The manager of an out-of-school club in Angus who taunted a boy by saying “no one likes you”, and verbally abused a parent in front of other children, has been struck off.
A Cowdenbeath man was violently attacked in his home by two assailants and lost consciousness after being choked by a wire wrapped around his neck.
A motorist who killed a cyclist after driving carelessly has been spared jail.
A drink-driver who killed a pet dog by crashing into another car on the wrong side of a busy Perthshire road was found to be almost five times over the legal limit weeks after passing his test.
Two church workers who assaulted children for failing to get top grades at school have walked free from court.
A Perth man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in a Fife woodlands has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register.