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Scotland's papers: Charity shop cops and Marham kidnap plot

The Scotsman reports comments from the attorney general, who has said that "Scotland has no veto over Brexit negotiation plans" and will leave the European Union along with the rest of the country.

A union official has told The National that claims made in the House of Commons that the design of the Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigates is only 60% complete - leading to delays in their construction - are a "red herring".

The Scottish Daily Mail asks if attempts to abduct a serviceman from RAF Marham in Norfolk could have ended in another "Lee Rigby-style attack". The paper says police are believed to have the DNA of at least one of two attackers, who tried to bundle the RAF serviceman into a car at knifepoint, after he beat one of them so badly he was left with blood on him.

The Daily Star of Scotland leads with the same story and says security outside the base has been beefed up in the wake of the incident, with service personnel warned not to go out alone or wear uniform that may identify them as military.

Police officers are scouring charity shops for equipment as Scotland's cash-strapped single force tries to cut costs, says the Scottish Daily Express, which quotes the general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation.

The Daily Record leads with a plea from wounded soldier Lance Corporal Callum Brown, who lost both his legs in Afghanistan and wants to see cannabis made available to patients like him who suffer agonising pain.

The wife of a "thug dad" who shook their baby son to death will stand by him - as it emerged she is pregnant again, says The Scottish Sun, which leads with the conviction of David Sinclair for culpable homicide following the death of his five-month-old son Joshua.

The Press and Journal continues its coverage of the three people who died in an Aberdeen high-rise. The paper claims that Hugh Gallacher, who fell to his death from the building, had lain in wait to pick fights with his victims before the fatal night he stabbed them to death in a 12th floor flat.

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