Five from Govanhill in court charged with human trafficking offences

  • Alfie Baron
Govanhill has been in the news recently with reports of child rape, prostitution and drug trafficking. Govahill in Glasgow is part of Nicola Sturgeon's constituency.

Three men and two women are alleged to have arranged and facilitated travel to the UK of three named women and others.

The three men are Vojtech Gombar, 59, Anil Wagle, 36, and Rastislav Adam, 29. The two women are Jana Sandorova, 26, and Sylvia Racov, 41.

They are all alleged to have taken part in the offences "with the intention of exerting control over prostitution by said women, and others there or elsewhere". They all also face a second charge under the Asylum and Immigration Act that they facilitated the travel of the people to the UK "with intent to exploit".

Sheriff Martin Jones QC adjourned the case until a later date and continued bail.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.