Scotland

Scotland's papers: 'Bloodbath' at teen's wake

A man stabbed two people to death in the aftermath of a wake for a teenager who died in a cliff plunge, reports the Daily Record. The paper says Julie McCash and David Sorrie were killed when a disturbance broke out after the family tribute to 18-year-old Ralph Smith, who fell to his death in Arbroath in February.

The Courier also leads with the story about the trial of Robert Stratton, who denies murdering Ms McCash and Mr Sorrie and is instead claiming he acted in self defence.

Hackers have made "repeated attempts" to break into the Scottish government's computer networks in the past two years, forcing ministers to spend £2m of taxpayers' money to protect the public, according to The Times.

Under the headline "30 Years In Marriage From Hell", the Daily Mail reports how a "church-going" husband forced his wife to keep a "mistake book" and cut her days into 15-minute slots for tasks during a 30-year campaign of "cult-like" physical and mental torture.

The Scottish Daily Express also leads with the story and says that father-of-six Robert Simmons has been warned he faces jail after being convicted of the abuse at Lerwick Sheriff Court in Shetland.

The Scottish Sun leads with a Financial Times journalist being killed by a crocodile while washing his hands at a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with friends.

A Scottish Labour "grandee" has called for groundwork to be laid for an "unthinkable" Holyrood coalition between his party and the SNP, according to The Herald, which quotes veteran MEP David Martin saying the time had come for the parties to focus on common goals.

The Bank of England has signalled that it may hike interest rates in the "coming months" to cool surging inflation as economic growth shows signs of picking up, says The Scotsman.

Theresa May's number two has "given the game away" over the "great Westminster power grab", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is quoted in The National as saying.

The Royal Navy can only send a quarter of its warships to sea due to spending cuts which have left the armed forces "struggling to protect Britain's citizens", The Daily Telegraph says it has learned.

The i newspaper says that the Grenfell inquiry judge, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has been accused of "disrespect" after he refused to take questions from survivors of the disaster on the opening day of the inquiry.

The daughter of a Holby City star, who was found dead at a music festival, had tweeted about the dangers of taking "dodgy" Ecstasy tablets, according to the front page of the Daily Star.

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