1. Death of architect father-of-three whose body was found in walk-in freezer at his luxury home ‘is being treated by police as a suicide’
Colin Machin was found dead in a walk-in freezer in garage of home in June. The 50-year-old’s architect’s death was originally treated as ‘unexplained’. Foul play ruled out and it is understood death is being treated as a suicide. Police say there are ‘no suspicious circumstances’ and have completed report. Read in full dailymail
2. Life term for trainer print killer Youth kicked man to death 26 Aug 1999
A 17-year-old youth was ordered to be detained for life yesterday for a ”vicious and cowardly” murder which left the imprint of his new trainers on his victim’s face. Paul Whyte, who had been abusing drugs since he was in primary school, will have to serve at least eight years before he can be considered for parole. Whyte, of Blindwells, Alva, Clackmannanshire, denied murder, and his defence counsel Mr Neil Murray QC, asked the jury to convict him of a reduced charge of culpable homicide. However, after retiring for less than an hour, the jury found Whyte guilty of murdering Mr Andrew Mathers, 32, a father of two, in Queen Street, Alva, on February 14 this year TheHerald
3. My heart’s lying in that coffin with my beautiful grandson 13/08/2010
CRIME matriarch Mags Haney was surrounded by her lawless family as she buried her teenage grandson and tearfully proclaimed “my heart is lying in that coffin”.
The convicted drug dealer took centre stage at the funeral – despite the presence of Barry Haney’s bereaved mum, her daughter Catherine. There was no sign of the recent rift between the women as Catherine, known locally as “Crackers”, helped her wheelchair-bound mother out of the service at St Mary’s Church in Stirling.
However, grief didn’t appear to have softened heavyweight Catherine, 38 as she flicked a V-sign from the back window of the funeral car.
Barry, 18, also known as Bradley, lived with Mags, 68, and his twin sister Michaela in Alva, Clackmannanshire.
Jack Cramb, 19, from Alva, was charged with his murder, while Brent Fairley, 23, also of Alva, was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. DAILY RECORD
4. Catherine Haney Death 3 Jan 2014
The daughter of Mags Haney has been found dead at the age of 42.She was the second daughter of convicted heroin dealer Mags, who set herself up as an anti-paedophile campaigner on the Raploch estate, but was later exposed as running a highly profitable drug empire alongside members of her family. dailyrecord
5. Scottish suicide girl’s family pledge to fight the cyberbully threat 4 Nov 2012
6. DOCTOR SONIN HOLIDAY SUICIDE; Mystery over hotel death
A SCOT has been found dead in his hotel room in the Philippines. A handwritten note was apparently discovered next to the body of 25-year-old David Young.
David had taken a break in the Philippines – where he had once done voluntary work – to think about his future after completing a medical degree. Dad John, a GP in Alva, Clackmannanshire, said: “David worked with a charity in a village with abandoned and disabled children. Yesterday it emerged that David’s death is the second tragedy to strike the Alva medical practice in a year. (see no 7)
7. Dr Graeme Abel’s 8yr old son Euan died after falling down a lift shaft
8. 3-in-bed attacker is jailed. 24/03/1998
A JEALOUS boyfriend who stabbed a love rival after catching him having three-in-a-bed sex with his girlfriend and her pal was jailed for three years yesterday. Gary Kelly snapped at a party when he found Michelle Wootton in bed with one of her friends and Robert Wilson. The 25-year-old pulled out a flick knife and stabbed Mr Wilson in the head, severing an artery. Kelly, of Alva, Clackmannanshire, admitted assault last April
9. Two men involved in the fight that led to Alva man, Craig Logie’s death have been locked up June 2016