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I was a news reporter and features writer and a sub on The Sunday Post (sundaypost.com) for 20 years and before that a sub on the Courier (thecourier.co.uk) in Dundee.
I have a particular interest in crime and policing and have contributed to the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Scottish Mail on Sunday, Scottish Daily Mail, Metro, Scottish Sun, Scottish Daily Express, Scottish Sunday Express, Daily Star Scotland, Daily Mirror, Sunday Post, Courier, Press & Journal, Scotsman, Sunday Herald and the Herald. I have highlighted the issue of potential miscarriages of justice in the controversial cases of Luke Mitchell, Michael Ross, Caroline Igoe, Sean Toal and Lockerbie.The story list below does not include all my contributions as several were unbylined to protect sources. Some also carry staff bylines. (Sorry, not in chronological order)
CHECK OUT MY BOOK, Crimestopper (ghosted memoir of a retired detective) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crimestopper-Fighting-Crime-Scotlands-Streets/dp/1845024966
Nominated - Scoop of the Year, Scottish Press Awards 2014