Scotland

The papers: Killer free to murder young father

Image caption Scotland's justice system has been accused of "letting communities down" after it emerged that a man murdered a father-of-three while illegally at large for five months, according to The Scotsman.
Image caption James Wright had been illegally at liberty when he stabbed university student Craig McClelland in the street in a random attack in Paisley, reports the Daily Record.
Image caption The Scottish Sun focuses on the poignant victim impact statement read by Stacey Wilcox in the case as she said her three young sons had built a Lego tribute to their father, Craig.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express is clear about its views in the case, describing Scotland's "soft-touch justice system" as in need of scrutiny by MSPs.
Image caption Likewise, The Scottish Daily Mail describes as "farcical" the home detention curfew which James Wright ignored in the run up to the murder of Mr McClelland in July 2017.
Image caption In other news, The National says the independence supporting group All Under One Banner is planning its biggest march yet to be held in Edinburgh.
Image caption Thousands of Scots who are reliant on social care are struggling with debts as a direct result of the care system's soaring charges, according to The Herald.
Image caption The i newspaper claims that a new immunotherapy has cleared a woman of breast cancer after she was given just three months to live.
Image caption The Telegraph leads with a striking image of a burning Grenfell Tower, which was shot an hour before residents were told to evacuate the building.
Image caption MI5 officers posed as Islamic State fighters in an undercover internet operation to thwart Britain's first all-female terror plot, reports The Times.
Image caption TV presenter Christine Lampard has spoken of her fear after being the object of a stalking campaign by a man who bombarded her with letters and unwanted attention, writes The Star.
Image caption The Press and Journal reports on how a "notorious" block of flats in Inverness is to be revamped to form a tourist attraction and "gateway to the north".

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