Saturday headlines: killer identifies as infant and US military aircraft flies over Glasgow


Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s news briefing.

The top stories on the Daily Record website today include: killer identifies as infant in jail, US military aircraft spotted in Glasgow and deer found dead with ‘head chopped off’.

Here are the main headlines.

Trans Scots killer now identifying as infant demands nappies and baby food in jail



Sophie Eastwood

a murderer who changed gender is demanding to be treated as a baby by prison staff.

Sophie Eastwood was formerly known as Daniel and was jailed for life in 2004 for strangling a cell-mate with shoelaces.

The killer has now told the prison governor at Polmont jail that she wants to identify as a baby, wear nappies and have meals blended like baby food.

READ MORE: Trans Scots killer now identifying as infant demands nappies and baby food in jail

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US Air Force Osprey military aircraft spotted as Glaswegians look to the sky



The Osprey aircraft landed at Glasgow Airport on Friday
The Osprey aircraft landed at Glasgow Airport on Friday

Scots found themselves looking skyward yesterday after spotting an unusual military aircraft making circles over Glasgow Airport – the latest in a series of sightings in recent days.

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey was spotted in the skies over glasgow at around 6.30pm before landing outside the city.

While it has a plane-like fuselage, the Osprey makes use of two helicopter-style rotors which means it can take off vertically rather than needing to use a runway to get off the ground.

READ MORE: US Air Force Osprey military aircraft spotted as Glaswegians look to the sky

‘Local celebrity’ Scots deer found dead ‘with head chopped off’ as heartbroken locals hit out at gunman



Locals fear Stanley was targeted for trophy hunting
Locals fear Stanley was targeted for trophy hunting

A Scots community has been left devastated after finding their beloved ‘local celebrity’ Red Deer dead with ‘his head chopped from his body’.

Residents in Bonawe, Argyll and Bute have told how they heard gunshots shortly before finding the remains of Stanley the deer by Loch Etive yesterday morning.

They fear that the stag had been used as a target by trophy hunters due to his friendly nature.

READ MORE: ‘Local celebrity’ Scots deer found dead ‘with head chopped off’ as heartbroken locals hit out at gunman

Edinburgh woman ‘scarred for life’ after horror smash as reckless driver caged for 20 months



Inga Edwardson was left scarred for life following the horror crash last year.
Inga Edwardson was left scarred for life following the horror crash last year.

An edinburgh woman has relieved her anguish after being involved in a horror car crash in the capital.

Inga Edwardson says that she has been left scarred for life following the traumatic collision, which took place in May last year.

The 28-year-old suffered fractures to her pelvis, ribs and foot after the smash as well as severe bruising.

READ MORE: Edinburgh woman ‘scarred for life’ after horror smash as reckless driver caged for 20 months

Scots hospital blasted for ‘cardboard’ chicken nuggets and chips dinner served to elderly patient



The chicken nuggets and chips served in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The chicken nuggets and chips served in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

A photograph of a dinner of chicken nuggets and chips served to an elderly hospital patient has sparked outrage online.

The pensioner was served the beige meal at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for dinner after being admitted to hospital for a hip operation after falling at her care home.

Billy Queen was left shocked by the quality of the food his friend’s mother had been given.

READ MORE: Scots hospital blasted for ‘cardboard’ chicken nuggets and chips dinner served to elderly patient




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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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