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There's been a threefold rise in children being trafficked
into Scotland, with the highest numbers from Vietnam.
The BBC has also learnt that seven children subsequently
disappeared from care, thought to have been taken
has been to meet some of those who've been trafficked.
This boy was sent to Scotland in the lorry when he was 15.
As part of the journey, he remembers walking
When he arrived, he had no idea what country
TRANSLATION: In the early days, my mind was full
Two of the Vietnamese boys he was with then disappeared.
Because those two fled, I was even more scared.
Figures obtained by the BBC show that over
100 children have been trafficked into Scotland in the past six years,
and more than half of them came from Vietnam.
A quarter have been forced to work in cannabis plantations,
More than 10% became domestic slaves behind closed doors.
Others are on our high streets, forced to work in
I think it is a growing problem because of the refugee
It is the tip of the iceberg, because we only see those
lucky enough to escape will be rescued from a situation.
There are probably a lot of children we don't
know about that are being exploited in different situations.
For those trafficked into Scotland, the
nightmare does not necessarily end once they escape.
Seven Vietnamese children have since disappeared,
thought to have been abducted by the very gangs
That includes a 15-year-old, feared to have been abducted in Glasgow
This boy's parents died when he was ten.
A gang found him and forced to work a shoeshine boy.
They then put him into the back of a lorry.
We cannot show his face because he lives in fear of the
TRANSLATION: A person brought a gun to threaten me.
He asked me to stay inside, not make any noise.
If someone hears me inside, they would
They said if I don't work, they would kill me.
Scotland is a long way from Vietnam, but experts
say the global refugee crisis means the numbers trafficked here will
continue to rise, and that more support is required to ensure that
once rescued these children do not go missing again.
A drink-driver has admitted causing the death of a woman in a crash,
as she returned home from her son's wedding.
Fifty-seven-year-old Marie Laurie had just got into a taxi
with her husband, when it was hit by a car being chased
Today the High Court in Glasgow heard that the driver,
21 year old Steven Bennie, was travelling at eighty miles
Steven Bennie, in the suit, was 20 years old in November last year,
with only a provisional licence when, after drinking enough with
friends to put him over the drink-drive limit, he refused to
stop when police tried to pull him over.
Marie Laurie had just got into
a taxi with her husband, on their way home from her son's wedding.
The court heard that after Steven Bennie,
who was driving in an Astra, sped off from the police coming
switched off his headlights and was driving at
In the taxi, James was handing his wife, Marie Laurie,
the flowers she had been given at the wedding.
When Steven Bennie's car hit the taxi, it did so with
such impact that the taxi spun round.
Marie Laurie lost consciousness a few minutes later
and despite the actions of the lease and paramedics, she died.
Her husband survived but sustained multiple injuries including rib
fractures and a laceration to his liver.
Marie Laurie's family were
clearly shocked when they heard the speed that
I thought maybe 60 mph, but it set the
whole family back when we heard that.
It was his wedding that Marie Laurie had been at.
The family are pleased that Steven Bennie has
admitted his guilt and they can be left to grieve.
Marie Laurie was a much loved mother, stepmother,
My mum was just a very genuine woman.
Steven Bennie was remanded in custody and will be sentenced
The judge told him he will be given a prison sentence.
Edinburgh council has ordered a survey of its buildings,
following the closure of seventeen schools earlier this year
Half a million pounds has been set aside for the checks on buildings
constructed at about the same time as the schools.
It started with the collapse of this wall, and similar construction flaws
were discovered at other PFI schools in Edinburgh.
Repairs done, pupils back in class, Edinburgh Council have now ordered a
survey of other city buildings to check whether the problems are more
The surveys will focus on building is built around the same
time using a similar design model as the ones where problems have been
The council are refusing to say exactly which buildings
engineers will be looking at, but there are dozens on the list.
Described as precautionary, ?500,000 has been set aside for work
councillors hope will reveal nothing new.
You can't rule it out and that
is the reason for the survey, although so far the buildings are
Nevertheless, it seems prudent, having discovered
problems in the school buildings, to look at others with a similar
design, to satisfy ourselves they are completely safe.
Last month a BBC investigation revealed
construction defects at schools elsewhere in Scotland.
This architect believes others should
follow Edinburgh's decision to look beyond the school estate.
The incredible thing that Fiona Walker's
investigation threw up was the extent, the possible extent
of how many failings there are potentially
The surveys are expected to take a few months.
All the while, an independent enquiry
into the school closures continues, with a report due by the end of the
Rangers striker Kenny Miller has been arrested in connection
with an alleged disturbance at a restaurant
The incident happened at
Da Luciano in Bothwell on Saturday the 10th of September -
hours after Rangers lost 5-1 to Celtic.
Police Scotland confirmed that a 36-year-old man had been arrested
and was the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.
Let's get the weather outlook for tonight
Thank you very much. Good evening. And unsettled weekend of whether to
come. Tonight looks cloudy with further pulses of rain. Heavy and
persistent rain across the North West especially and a windy night
for all of us with strong, if not deal force southerly winds. Cloudy
tomorrow, that rain keeps coming from the north-west. Gradually
extending its way that bit further south and east. A Met Office yellow
bee aware warning in force in the west throughout most of the day
tomorrow due to be persisted and heavy nature of that rain. Some
localised flooding possible. Hazardous driving conditions and
those winds still strong and some destruction to ferry services
likely. We do have some shelter with some drier, brighter conditions
across the likes of the borders in towards Edinburgh. North Aberdeen
shire and the Moray coast and given any brightness in the sunshine,
temperatures will rise to around 19 Celsius here. Very much the
exception to the rule, however, most of us cloudy and rainy. A clearance
coming into words the Western Isles and sky towards the end of the
afternoon. The wind is beginning to ease here too. Across the far North
East at the Northern Isles, rather cloudy skies. Any rain we do seek
you will be light and the wind will remain strong to gale force. For the
rest of the UK tomorrow, that rain continues to track its way to
Northern Ireland, eventually reaching the South West of England,
possibly Wales. Further south and east of here, with that warm,
southerly airflow, temperatures will be well above average for the time
of year. And first Saturday evening and night coming eventually that
rain clears way to the east and the winds will ease will stop on Sunday,
it looks showery. That is the forecast.
From everyone on the late team here in Glasgow
and around the country, goodnight.