04/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


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That's Newsnight with Kirstie coming up.

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Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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New developments tonight in two separate

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In a moment we'll hear about a new search

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in the case of Emma Caldwell who disappeared twelve years ago.

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Meanwhile in East Lothian police are investigating human

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They have spoken to the family of forty-three year

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Our reporter Morag Kinniburgh reports.

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The very slowly and has been closed for several miles for several days.

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40 police officers are involved. They are investigating the discovery

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of human bones near Gosford house. Police say recovering and recording

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that remains is painstaking work. They've contacted the family of

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Louise Tiffney, a 43-year-old Edinburgh woman who went missing

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shortly after this footage of her with her son when he appeared on

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court in another matter. He stood trial for her murder. The case was

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not proven, it is thought he left the country. At the time, searches

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were made of the water of Leith near her home. Officers have spent a

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further day exploring the area around Gosford house. They stress

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the investigation is at the early stages and it could be many more

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days before the identity is known. As that investigation

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was continuing, across the country a fingertip search of a remote area

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of woodland was underway - in what's being described

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as a "crucial stage" of another 27-year-old Emma Caldwell

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was last seen alive A month later her body was found

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in woodland in south Lanarkshire. Our Home Affairs Correspondent

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Reevel Alderson reports on the developments

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in this long-running case. This is one of the last positive

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sightings of our Coldwell. She was working as a prostitute to fund a

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heroin habit. Despite a number of arrests nobody has been charged with

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her murder. Today, her parents were with police as a new search was

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announced. Her mother praised their persistence. They addressed the

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killer directly. Living with the guilt of taking her life must be

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dreadful but if you have no conscience then be aware my family

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and I will never give up fighting for justice on error's behalf. We

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can do no less because we love and miss her every day, not just today.

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The new search is concentrated in the woods where the body was found

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but this is only part of a reinvigorated investigation. There

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are 13,000 people on the police database connected with this case.

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Officers have seized 9000 items and viewed 4000 hours of CCTV footage.

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Police are keen to speak to any woman who may have been involved in

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prostitution and may have been brought to these words to come

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forward. They are keen to trace a black BMW which Emma might have got

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into. It is believed to originate from Dumfries. The motorway is only

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a couple of miles from this location. This search will see

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police divers in a pond nearby. We have returned to this area on the

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back of information we received through witnesses and through

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consultation with national search advisers. We will undertake those

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searches. This phase of the investigation will

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last a week with detectives idyll to use new techniques including

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enhanced DNA techniques. It's often claimed that Scotland has

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a reputation for welcoming An organisation which helps asylum

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seeks in Glasgow says it's come across examples

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of destitution, harassment Olivia fled to Scotland from Zambia

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in 2005 on humanitarian grounds. She has since suffered health problems

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and lost count of the number of times she's had to move. In January,

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after a threat of legal action, she was offered a flat in Ibrox where

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she lives with her ten-month-old son. I've been staying somewhere,

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they told me the contract was... Existing on ?25 a week has been a

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shock. When I write down the list of what I need I need to ignore myself.

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We've been offered accommodation, thankfully. Last week she gave

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evidence to the Holyrood committee. The Red Cross told the committee it

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had seen a significant rise in the number of destitute asylum seekers.

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Please Scotland talks of a high risk these vulnerable people face of

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being targeted by criminal gangs. In three separate sessions, the

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committee has been presented with claims of how asylum seekers have

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been illegally evicted from properties, given no notice to quit

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or finding locks changed. We hear regularly of situations

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where asylum seekers have been bullied, intimidated, derogatory

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comments have been made by the very people meant to support them. A

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researcher says there needs to be a consistent approach from local

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authorities I would like to see a consistent approach for people and

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levels of financial support increased and accommodation secured

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in a timely fashion. To date, Glasgow is the only local authority

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to take on asylum seekers under the dispersal programme but other

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councils are showing interest. The equalities and human rights

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committee will publish its findings later this month.

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Final submissions have been heard in the case of a grandmother pursuing

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Trump International. She says her privacy was breached after she was

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told she was filmed during eating near the Trump golf course in

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Aberdeenshire. This time next year we will be

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watching the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Teams

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Scotland have high hopes of success. Today, the focus was on Portobello

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Scotland have high hopes of success. beach, which is the training centre

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for the beach volleyball team. One year to go and Scotland is getting

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into the Gold Coast spirit. year to go and Scotland is getting

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Temperatures may be less specific but there is nothing tepid about the

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skills of the team. We are trying to show people that it is a sport you

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can play in Scotland. The popularity of the sport is growing so we want

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to attract more people to the sport. The most successful was Glasgow 2014

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with a record 53 medals won. Teams Scotland's most successful overseas

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games was in 2006. What is the expectation one year from now? We

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are looking at our best overseas performance for the team. We will be

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looking for a top six performance. We know that they will be able to

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deliver that. More than 29 medals and we will have our best overseas

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performance. Some of those performers got together to try their

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performance. Some of those hand in beach volleyball, a chance

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to meet other athletes. Most of them are Ball sports peoples of the

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better at volleyball. It is nice meeting them. I've met them before

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but they are all really nice and I'm really excited to be in a team with

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them. I suppose the terrible question I have to ask you is about

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bikinis. Do you wear them? Not in Scotland. When you compete you need

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to wear it if it is the temperature. If it is above 16 degrees. So there

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you go. Just one year to go. In football, and two games

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in the Scottish Premiership tonight Aberdeen beat Inverness

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Caledonian Thistle 1-0 Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy have both

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been issued a notice of complaint by the FA's compliance officer

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following their touchline fight. Tempers flared in the Championship

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clash. Both clubs have been charged with alleged misconduct of their

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players and staff. Let's get the weather now. For many of us it has

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been a cloudy evening but fine end to the day. Whilst it is fairly

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cloudy elsewhere we've had some blustery showers. Heavy ones across

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parts of Shetland with the odd rumble of thunder. Here we will have

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the strongest winds. It was wide into Shetland. By morning, there

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will be breezy conditions and the showers will be towards the West. If

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you're heading out, it is drier for Orkney. Elsewhere, towards the

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Highlands and Islands, some shoppers here. Well scattered towards the

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east. During the rest of the day we will see the shower is coming in

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across the Northwest. Some sunshine here and fairly dry conditions

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elsewhere. Let's take a wide look at the rest of the UK. High pressure is

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controlling our weather. It is largely dry. A few showers across

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Northern Ireland as well. Temperatures for all of us reaching

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around 11 to 13 Celsius. High pressure for the rest of us as well.

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That is introducing more in the way of cloud for Northern Ireland. We

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will see isobars towards the North as well. Breezy conditions will

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continue. We will look ahead to the rest of the week. Here is the

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picture. The best of the showers developing along the east Coast.

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That is Reporting Scotland. Good night.

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