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Scotland's papers: Murray wins SPOTY and 'unpunished crimes'

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Murray wins SPOTY and 'unpunished' crimes

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Andy Murray features on most of Scotland's front pages after scooping the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for a record third time. It crowns a triumphant year for the Scottish tennis player, who took Olympic gold, a second Wimbledon title and became world tennis number one.

Meanwhile the Scottish Daily Mail's lead story concerns police warnings for "minor" offences. More than 1,600 of these warnings are handed out by police officers in Scotland every month, according to the paper.

The Scotsman reports that a fifth of Scotland's workers are paid less than the living wage. It said the figures have led to fresh calls for the Scottish government to "get to grip" with poverty among people in work.

Headteachers have called for new powers to recruit their own staff, according to the splash in The Herald. The paper reports that The Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland said the move would allow school leaders to build up their own teams best suited to improving standards.

The Scottish Sun reports that Andy Murray was crowned Sports Personality of the Year, despite his wife backing a rival. During his acceptance speech, the Dunblane-born tennis star revealed that Kim voted for showjumping veteran Nick Skelton. "Not smart for her with Christmas coming up," joked Murray.

A former youth player with Hamilton Academicals claims club bosses ignored his abuse by a staff member, according to The Daily Record.

Children in Aleppo are "trapped in hell", according to The National. It reports that an insurgent group set fire to six buses due to evacuate civilians trapped in war-ravaged east Aleppo.

Businesses in the north-east are facing a "catastrophic" multi-million pound tax bombshell, according to the Aberdeenshire edition of The Press and Journal.

The Courier reports that 8,000 cyber attacks were launched on NHS Tayside in a single month this year.

A "weather-bomb" will bring storm-force winds and heavy rain to Scotland over Christmas, the Scottish Daily Express warns.

The i newspaper leads with the claims of former first minister Alex Salmond. He said the Yes campaign would win a second referendum if the UK government was determined to "sever" Scotland's links with Europe.

The Daily Star of Scotland's front page features a story about a British man who is being branded the "new Jihadi John".

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