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Saturday headlines: Arthur’s killer ‘chased ex down street with garden spade’

Welcome to the Daily Record’s Saturday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include claims about the romantic past of the stepmother who killed Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, a yellow weather warning for snow in Scotland, plus a fraudster who conned hundreds of women out of thousands of pounds.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond today.

Evil step-mum who killed Arthur Labinjo-Hughes ‘chased ex down street with garden spade’

A neighbour has said that evil stepmother Emma Tustin once chased an ex-boyfriend with a garden spade

A neighbour has stated that evil stepmother Emma Tustin chased a former partner down the road with a “garden spade”, amid claims that she would manipulate the men in her life.

Tustin, aged 32, was told that she must serve a minimum of 29 years behind bars after being found guilty of the murder of tragic tot Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, while his dad Thomas Hughes was informed that he must serve a minimum of 21 years after being found guilty of manslaughter.

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Yellow weather warning for snow in Scotland as drivers warned of ‘tricky’ travel conditions

LAMANCHA, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 21: Men clear snow around a plough which had become stuck in a snow drift on January 21, 2021 in Lamancha, Scotland. The first named storm of 2021 has swept across the North of England and Scotland, bringing flooding and heavy snow. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and the Borders

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and the Borders with snowfall to cause some “tricky” travel conditions.

One to two cm of snow will fall at low levels with four to eight cm expected on higher routes.

The Met Office warning says: “Snow for a time this evening leading to tricky travel conditions, especially over hills.”

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Romance fraudster conned women out thousands and splurged cash in Glasgow shops

Osagie Aigbonohan spent his victims' cash in shops in Glasgow
Osagie Aigbonohan spent his victims’ cash in shops in Glasgow

A romance fraudster conned hundreds of women out of thousands of pounds, including one terminally ill woman – and spent the proceeds in shops in Glasgow and elsewhere across the UK.

Osagie Aigbonohan, 40, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, used a number of aliases to contact women online through dating and social media sites, and in one case cheated a woman out of nearly £10,000.

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Pensioner found dead on Edinburgh street as cops launch probe

Saturday headlines: Arthur's killer 'chased ex down street with garden spade'
Douglas Forbes, 78, was found dead in Edinburgh

A man found dead on an Edinburgh street has been named by police as pensioner Douglas Forbes.

The 78-year-old was discovered fatally injured at the road side around 8.50pm on Thursday, December 2.

An image of the man has now been released by police.

We told how police had launched a probe into the incident which occurred on Academy Park in the capital.

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Bus driver sacked for being ‘too short’ after 34 years on the job

Tracey Scholes, aged 57, said that she has been sacked from her role as a bus driver due to being too short
Tracey Scholes, aged 57, said that she has been sacked from her role as a bus driver due to being too short

A bus driver who has been employed in the job for 34 years claims that she has been sacked for being “too short” after wing mirrors on the vehicles were re-positioned.

Tracey Scholes, who is 57 and measures five feet in height, states that she was one of few women in the job when she started driving buses in 1987.

On her first day on the job in Greater Manchester, she recalls being given a cold reception and says that there were not even female toilets on the site, as reported by The Mirror.

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