Welcome to Saturday’s daily lunchtime briefing.
Today’s top stories include – a man who brutally beat his girlfriend to death before leaving to buy cannabis, a woman who ‘froze in fear’ after sexually assaulted and snowy weather as temperatures drop across Scotland.
Man brutally beat girlfriend to death, put cuddly toy next to body then went to buy cannabis
A court heard how a man beat his girlfriend to death then went to purchase cannabis.
Kevin Ashton, 45, left Helen Joy with a total of 121 external injuries then proceeded to claim that she inflicted them upon herself.
Woman ‘froze in fear’ as she woke to find bouncer sexually assaulting her
A doorman who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman has been handed a prison sentence.
The victim woke up to find Jason Sanderson, 27, touching her breasts and bottom, at which point the “stunned” female froze and pretended to still be sleeping.
Prowler caught on CCTV stealing tools from Scots garage in broad daylight
Cops are probing the attempted break-in and theft following the incident around 11.45am on Tuesday October 12.
Shocking CCTV images have captured the moment a prowler walking with a limp broke into a Scots garage with 24-hour security.
Tragic pensioner Esther Brown’s rape and murder proves ‘failure of Scots justice system’
The tragic rape and murder of Esther Brown proves ‘failure of Scots justice system’, according to Rape Crisis Scotland.
The charity have called on Police Scotland to do a better job protecting women after the pensioner was brutally murdered at home.
When and where Scotland could see snow next week as temperatures drop across country
We are definitely starting to feel a winter chill around Scotland as we make our way through October.
Temperatures in northern parts of the country dropped to near freezing last night, according to BBC News with some frost in the mornings over the weekend.