Masked John Quantrell smashed a car window with the weapon before repeatedly striking Christopher Willett, who was in a passenger seat, with the hatchet.
Court told man accused of murdering and robbing north-east mechanic Brian McKandie was left with just £27 a month after child maintenance
A north-east man accused of murdering and robbing a mechanic in his cottage was left with just £27 a month after expenses from his job as a farmer.
An Aberdeen man has appeared in court charged with assault to injury and the danger of life.
A woman has been fined after crashing into a cyclist because she got distracted by her children.
A senior detective told a court she believed a north-east mechanic found dead at his home had died after falling outside and suffering a “scalping” injury.
A grandmother wept as she told a court of the moment she “exploded” and killed an Aberdeen pensioner following an argument at his home.
Inspector who went to house of dead mechanic Brian McKandie said she would have acted differently ‘in hindsight’
The senior investigating police officer who was sent to the home of north-east mechanic Brian McKandie and failed to realise a crime had taken place has told a court she would have acted differently “in hindsight.”
A man caught with Class A drugs on an Aberdeen street has been ordered to pay a fine.
A woman accused of murdering an Aberdeen pensioner was a regular customer at a pawnbrokers in the months before the death, a court has heard.
A former Aberdeen City Council spin doctor has been fined £300 for possessing Class A drugs.
A friend of a north-east mechanic has told a court of the moment she phoned the police because she saw blood inside his property and later discovered he was dead.
A man who slapped his partner on an Aberdeen street has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Donna Gillies, 36, was driving a grey Vauxhall Astra on Forest Avenue, Aberdeen, at 8.30am on December 11 last year when police stopped her as they were concerned about the manner of driving.
John Patterson, 39, said Sharyn Stewart, 53, revealed she took the life of a man during a get-together at a house in Pennan Road, Aberdeen, on January 2 2018.
A man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death inside his home was seen outside the property the day before, a court heard.
Melissa Bryce, 33, was working at Thainstone House Hotel in Inverurie on December 13 last year and drank alcohol before driving off.
Police scene examiners who attended at the home of a north-east mechanic found dead originally thought his death was an accident, a court has heard.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard yesterday the 41-year-old private tutor was told by security staff he could not enter the club as he was too intoxicated – and as it was a student night.
A man suspected of drug offences ran off after being stopped by police on an Aberdeen street.
Johnny Murphy, 44, was driving a black Audi A4 on Waterloo Quay, Aberdeen, in the early hours of November 16 last year when he crashed his vehicle into a wall.
The brother of a mechanic found dead in his own home was in Australia when police broke the news to him, a court has heard.
A woman has admitted killing a pensioner who spent some of his £86,000 inheritance on holidays for her relatives, a court has heard.
A man appeared in court today accused of knifing a GP after storming into his surgery brandishing a knife.
A man has appeared in court accused of breaking into two buildings with intent to steal.
A thug has been sentenced for hitting a man on the head with a hammer in a dispute over a stolen car.
Michael Hetherington, who was found guilty following a trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, provided a falsified service history for a second-hand car he was selling for £6,500.
An Aberdeen man said he still “has nightmares” about nearly battering his brother to death as he was handed a 28-month jail term for the brutal attack.
An Aberdeen head teacher chased a drug addict after he snatched her purse at a city cash machine.
A north-east man has been banned from the road for four years for driving at a group of pedestrians after a “dispute” outside a nightclub.
An Aberdeen man has appeared in court accused of jumping on another man’s back and biting his ear, leaving him permanently scarred.