The sister of a Scottish soldier killed during service more than 60 years ago has collected an honour in his memory.
Man Denies Murdering Scots Cop
A man has denied the murder of a policeman from Scotland he is accused of strangling and dismembering after meeting on gay dating website Grindr.
Italian Stefano Brizzi, 50, allegedly killed 59-year-old Pc Gordon Semple at his London flat some time between April 1 and April 7.
The officer went missing on April 1 and his remains were discovered a week later after a neighbour alerted Scotland Yard to a ``smell of death'' coming from a property on the Peabody Estate in Southwark Street, south London.
Mr Semple was originally from Inverness in Scotland and had been with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years.
Dressed in a pink shirt, bespectacled Brizzi appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link from Belmarsh Prison.
He sat with his hands together and spoke only to confirm his identity and plead not guilty to one count of murder.
Recorder of London Nicholas Hilliard set a provisional trial date for October 18. The case is expected to last three days.
Seven men have been arrested in connection with a large-scale disturbance following the Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Cup.
A new £25,000 scholarship to improve care for people with motor neurone disease (MND) will be set up in memory of campaigner Gordon Aikman.
Police have launched an investigation after a 19-year-old woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault in Edinburgh.
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