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Lucy Farrell

Sunday headlines: Killer stalked woman at Scots nightclub and mobster moll's lavish wedding

Good evening and welcome to the Daily Record's Saturday briefing.

The rundown keeps you up to date with the latest news from Scotland and beyond.

Here is everything you need to know to keep up to date.

Twisted killer stalked mystery woman outside Scots nightclub before he murdered Karen Buckley

Twisted killer Alexander Pacteau stalked a mystery woman outside a nightclub just moments before he murdered Irish nurse Karen Buckley.

The police officer who led the probe into the horrific murder called her the “luckiest woman alive” after revealing detectives believed she had been Pacteau’s intended victim on the night.

Retired Detective Superintendent Jim Kerr said CCTV captured the woman in the pink dress unaware she was being followed and walking along a street near the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow in April 2015 before she was seen hailing a taxi.

The former officer said: “He followed another woman earlier that night. She’s probably one of the luckiest women alive."

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Lavish wedding of mobster’s moll as couple spent tens of thousands on blow-out at Scots castle

The couple wed at the luxury venue (UGC)

The woman behind a vodka firm said to be a front for an international money laundering ring married her mobster husband in a lavish bash at a Scots castle. Gangster’s moll Nicola Morrissey’s life of luxury homes, designer clothing and expensive cars came crashing down last week when she was thrown into a Spanish prison cell over alleged links to an organised crime gang.

The Sunday Mail can reveal the 47-year-old Glaswegian tied the knot with husband Johnny Morrissey at five-star Dundas Castle – spending tens of thousands on the bash, with guests flown in from their home in Marbella. The castle in South Queensferry is where stars such as Travis guitarist Andy Dunlop and James Buckley who plays “Jay” in the Inbetweeners have wed.

Nicola wore a designer wedding dress and called it her “special day” while Johnny posed for pics in a kilt. Police believe their lifestyle has been funded by criminal activity with £173million of dirty money moved across the world by Johnny in one year.

The couple were arrested in Marbella on Monday in a police swoop linked to international Irish crime gang, the Kinahans. In April, Johnny, 62, was named as a key aide to the crime family by authorities in the US, who have put up a $5million reward for information leading to their arrest.

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Men who accused former Scots Youth Parly chief of sexual misconduct claim they have been ‘failed’

SNP councillor Jordan Linden (UGC)

Two of the men who accused a former youth charity chief of sexual ­misconduct say they have been failed after a ­watchdog took no action. Officials from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) looked at allegations about Jordan Linden, the former chairman of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP).

The claims, revealed by the Sunday Mail, accuse the current SNP councillor of sexual assault and harassment against young members of the organisation when he was chairman in 2016. OSCR said it had contacted SYP last month after the scale of the allegations against Linden was revealed.

But a spokesman has said no action will be taken against the ­organisation, which receives ­thousands of pounds in funding from both the UK and Scottish ­governments. Last night two of the men who allege they were assaulted by Linden and failed by the SYP called for the OSCR to explain why it has decided to do nothing.

One, who told police he had been sexually assaulted by Linden, said: “It is disappointing that, despite clear evidence of mismanagement within the SYP in its handling of the Linden incident and the ongoing fallout, the charities regulator has not demanded an explanation of what went wrong."

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Canadian woman named as second victim of fatal smash on Scots country road

A section of the A832 was closed for several hours (Google)

Police have named a 72-year-old Canadian woman as the second victim of a crash on a road in the Scottish Highlands after she succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

Donna Englebert, from Canada, was a passenger in a black Kia Sportage which collided with a silver Kia Venga on the A832 at Dundonnell at around 11.30am on Wednesday August 31. She was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but tragically died on Saturday September 10.

She is the second person to have died following the collision, which also claimed the life of 69-year-old Kenneth Gillon. Donna's family have asked for privacy at this time.

Sergeant Calum MacAulay, from the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “At this time, our thoughts remain with Donna’s loved ones as they come to terms with their terrible loss. We are continuing our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident and would ask anyone who has not yet come forward with information to get in touch with police."

Read More HERE.

Dramatic images show firefighters tackling fireball flat blaze in Scots town

The fire took place in a top floor flat in Dalrymple Street, Girvan (supplied)

Dramatic images have emerged of firefighters responding to a flat blaze from which two people were rescued in the early hours of Sunday.

As reported by the Record earlier today a man and a woman have been rescued from an upstairs apartment on Dalrymple Street in Girvan after a fire broke out shortly before 1am. Four fire appliances remained on the scene in the Ayrshire town overnight as fire officers continued to dampen down the blaze.

No-one was injured in the fire, and police are not treating the incident as suspicious. However, the images shared by a local paint a dramatic picture of the efforts fire officers went to in responding to the fireball as it threatened to consume the building.

Read More HERE.

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