Wednesday’s headlines: Notorious Scot gangs named in ‘most dangerous’ list and dad who murdered are pleads guilty

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.

Notorious Scottish gangs named in ‘most dangerous list’ in twisted TikTok video

A group doing a gang sign

A chilling video shared on TikTok has rated the most dangerous gangs in Scotland’s capital.

The social media footage rated a number of gangs operating within Edinburgh as photographs of their shocking antics were revealed.

With young people in Edinburgh becoming drawn in by gang culture, many have been taking to social media to boast about their ‘territory’.

The gang scoring video was posted by account Edinburgh Scheme who often posts content about gangs in the city.

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Vladimir Putin launches ‘Satan-2’ missile in chilling warning to ‘those who threaten Russia’

Russian president Vladamir Putin has sparked fears of a nuclear war since invading Ukraine
Russian president Vladamir Putin has sparked fears of a nuclear war since invading Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has delivered a chilling warning claiming Russia has successfully launched an enormous intercontinental ballistic missile known as ‘Satan-2’.

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The Kremlin war-mongering president bragged that the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile would give anyone thinking of threatening Moscow “food for thought”.

He believed no country on the planet is capable of stopping the newly-tested weapon, which experts calculate is capable of firing more than 10 nuclear warheads at a time.

Russia’s ministry of defense says the weapon was launched at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the northwest of the country, and successfully hit targets in the far east.

The missile was seen emerging amid huge rocket flames and smoke from an underground silo in a video released by Moscow.

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Dad pleads guilty to killing two-year-old son at Edinburgh flat

Julius Czapla died after being found injured
Julius Czapla died after being found injured

A man on trial for allegedly murdering his two-year-old son has pleaded guilty to killing the toddler.

Lukasz Czapla is accused of murdering Julius Czapla at a flat in Muirhouse, Edinburgh, on November 20 or 21 2020.

It is claimed the 41-year-old repeatedly struck the child with a skewer, or similar item.

The murder charge states that he fired an air pistol multiple times and shot his son in the head.

He is also said to have placed a pillow over the boy’s face and “asphyxiated” him, and “previously evinced malice and ill-will towards him”.

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First photo of man found dead in burning car as police probe continues

Scott Sanderson was killed in the collision on March 26.

Police have revealed the identity of a man who died following a late-night car fire in Renfrewshire last month.

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Emergency services were called to reports of a motor on fire in Houston Road, Houston, at around 11.50pm on Saturday March 26.

Scott Sanderson, from nearby Johnstone, was found pronounced dead at the scene of the horror blaze.

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‘Buzzed’ Scots thugs tied up elderly women during terrifying home robbery


A pair of thugs were described as “buzzed up” after a terrifying robbery at the home of two elderly women.

Brandon Boyd and Conor Clark smashed into the farmhouse in Dumfries and tied up Margaret Muir, 89, and 69 year-old Mary Copmartin.

The masked duo stole jewellery, watches, cash and mobile phones from the pensioners.

Boyd, 26, and Clark, 27, had initially denied involvement in the crime during a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

But, they changed their pleas after Calvin Patterson, 24, – who had charges dropped – came into the witness box and told how he had effectively been the getaway driver for the pair.

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George Holan

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

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