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A woman has been awarded £80,000 in damages in a civil case against a man who had previously been cleared of raping her. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sued Stephen Coxen, accusing him of raping her in St Andrews, Fife, after a night out in September…
The family of a man who died in police custody more than three years ago said they are “disappointed and disgusted” by the Crown’s decision not to bring any prosecutions at present as a result. Sheku Bayoh (pictured), 31, died after being restrained by officers responding to a call in…
A man has told a court he did not rape a woman who has raised a civil legal action against him. Stephen Coxen admitted he had been "rude" towards the woman on the night in question and that their time together became upsetting, but he denied the allegation he faces.…
A woman who has raised a civil legal action against a man cleared of raping her has told a court she thought she was going to die during the alleged attack. "I was just so afraid," the witness told a sheriff. She also described how she has suffered panics, flashbacks…
Health experts have developed a way to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world. The treatable disease still causes about one million deaths every year, with diagnosis often taking months to confirm, but a team at the University of St Andrews has developed an analysis…
A civil case against a man cleared of rape has begun after his alleged victim raised a legal action seeking damages. Stephen Coxen, 23, from Bury in Lancashire, is being sued by a woman who accuses him of raping her in St Andrews, Fife, in 2013. Coxen (pictured) denied the…
Kingdom Homes has struck a deal which will see all residents and staff transfer from a Bield care home in Fife. Last year, Bield announced 12 of its care homes across Scotland were to close and has since been working tirelessly to find other providers to keep them open. Following…
Women who are subjected to violence within partnerships prefer more feminine men, according to new research carried out by scientists at the University of St Andrews. The study, carried out by academics from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience Perception Lab at the University, is the first to find that…
Fife-based care home operator Kingdom Homes is investing significantly in its care home portfolio with the development of a new nursing home in Leven and the acquisition of a new property in Anstruther, thanks to a £20m funding package from HSBC. The new property, to be named ‘Walton House’, is…
A former social worker involved in the case of murdered two-year-old Liam Fee said she feels as if the blame for his death has been placed on her. Lesley Bate was removed from the register in 2016 after the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) upheld 12 charges raised during her…
This learning summary provides a brief, anonymised account of the circumstances of the case and agency involvement. It presents the process and findings, with an analysis overview, learning points and recommendations. It will not refer to all of the particulars of the case. The learning points, recommendations and action points…
A significant case review into the death of a toddler murdered by his mother and her civil partner has found "missed opportunities across services" which could have "potentially prevented" the harm he suffered. However, the independent review found Liam Fee's death "could not have been prevented" and his mother and…
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