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Lucy Farrell

Tuesday headlines: Young Celtic fan dies suddenly Scots OAP left cashless by bank

Good evening and welcome to today's Daily Record headline 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.

Young Celtic fan dies suddenly as heartbroken mum in plea for Old Firm applause

Leon died suddenly on August 25 (Supplied)

The heartbroken mum of a young Celtic fan who died suddenly has asked football supporters to get behind a one-minute applause in his memory during the Old Firm.

Leon Brown, 14, from Cumbernauld, passed away on Thursday August 25, leaving his mum Lauryn Keating and loved ones devastated.

Tributes have poured in for the popular Our Ladies High School pupil, after his mum took to social media to announce the shocking news.

She wrote: "This morning my whole world came crashing down around me. The love of my life, my best friend, my son Leon passed away during the night.

"Leon Brown I have never felt heartbreak like this before, I love you so much that you’ll ever get to know and will never stop missing you my little angel boy."

Read More HERE.

Scots OAP left without cash for 10 weeks after Santander freeze account in bungled fraud probe

James Campbell was relying on a credit card to get by (Daily Record)

An 84-year-old pensioner was forced to live off his credit card after Santander froze his bank account for ten weeks amid a bungled fraud probe. James Campbell, who is hard of hearing and sight impaired, made repeated trips to his local branch in East Kilbride in a bid to fix the error but staff were unable to help.

The OAP’s daughter Elaine told how they believe the issue was sparked by the retired RAF policeman trying to move funds from one account to another online back in June. The Santander fraud team blocked the account and launched an investigation but it left the grandad-of-five without access to his money meaning he was unable to pay care home fees for his wife.

Despite repeated phone calls in a bid to get answers, Elaine, 60, said they felt like they were just ‘banging their heads against a wall’ while her father racked up fees and charges on the credit card. After being contacted by the Daily Record, Santander lifted the block and apologised for the delay while also offering James compensation.

Read More HERE.

Woman sexually assaulted Scots taxi driver by groping him after exposing herself

Predatory female sex offender Irene Torrie (Gordon Currie)

A woman sexually assaulted a taxi driver by clambering into the front of the cab to grope him with both hands.

Irene Torrie moved from the back to the front seat before stripping off her shorts and exposing herself to the driver. She then told the shocked driver she would pay him if he came into her house.

Torrie - who has previous convictions for rubbing her body against a train conductor and carrying out a sex act in front of police - was placed on the Sex Offenders Register. She had sentence deferred at Dundee Sheriff Court, where Sheriff Paul Brown queried whether a woman could be placed on the Tay Project rehab scheme.

Torrie, 42, from Dundee, admitted sexually assaulting the driver on various roads in the city on 29 May 2020 by touching his penis and exposing her vagina to him. She admitted making sexual comments and forcing him to touch her breasts, thighs and buttocks

Read More HERE.

Ryan Giggs spotted walking dog in Scotland as assault verdict looms

The former Man United star has denied assaulting his former girlfriend Kate Greville (SWNS)

Ex-footballer Ryan Giggs was spotted walking his dog in Scotland while he waits the verdict on his trial.

Giggs, 48, was seen with a golden Labrador near a service station in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, on Monday.

The ex Man United star has denied assaulting his former girlfriend Kate Greville, 36, causing her actual bodily harm on November 1, 2020.

Read More HERE.

Scots mum's M8 motorway terror as brakes fail and car bursts into flames

A Scots mum and her young son had a lucky escape after their car went up in flames just off the M8.

Catherine McAffrey, 33, was in the vehicle with her brother and eight-year-old son when she claims the brakes suddenly failed as she was taking the turn off from the motorway onto Stepps Road. The bonnet of her Vauxhall Astra caught fire, forcing the family to get out the motor and run to safety, reports Glasgow Live.

Catherine, who lives in Easterhouse in Glasgow, said: "I was coming off the motorway and went to brake, and the brakes were totally gone. I was coming up to traffic lights and the brakes weren't working.

"I was screaming and my brother grabbed the steering wheel. Then the whole front bonnet went up in flames and we had to escape as fast as possible.

"It was horrible. I had my wee boy with me, he's only eight and was absolutely shaking and I was trying to deal with the whole situation."

Read More HERE.

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