Sunday, May 9, 2021

Cops ridiculed after consulting on Gaelic uniform plan

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POLICE Scotland have been ridiculed on social media after asking Scots what they think of plans to have the force’s name in Gaelic on their uniforms.The force recently confirmed it is considering having “Poileas...

Police Scotland slated for dropping driving licence requirement

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POLICE SCOTLAND have been accused of being “shortsighted” after dropping the requirement for applicants to have a driving licence.The move has come as part of a new campaign to recruit more ethnic minority and...

Veteran calls on government after wave of “Walter Mitty” con men faking military careers

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A SCOTS veteran is calling on the government to act after a new wave of brazen con men faking military careers to blag benefits.Dr Hugh Milroy - a former RAF Wing Commander, now chief...

Boy racers use police HQ as pit stop

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AUDACIOUS boy racers have claimed an abandoned police headquarters as a base for their late night meets.A group of the speed-obsessed youngsters are regularly meeting at the old police HQ on Pitt Street in...

Two women “tasered” during shop robbery

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TWO women were tasered in an armed robbery in the Borders this morning.The two shop workers at The Original Factory Shop in Kelso, Roxburghsire, were tasered by robbers just after 9am on Monday morning.After...

Near disaster as van man overtakes four vehicles

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A HEARTSTOPPING video shows an impatient van overtake at least four vehicles before narrowly avoiding a head-on crash with a car and lorry.Dashcam images show the driver of the silver transit van speeding past...
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Police investigate threat of Oregon-style massacre at Edinburgh University

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AN ANONYMOUS online troll threatened a copycat shooting at Edinburgh University today following the Oregon college shooting which claimed 10 lives.On Thursday morning a shooter - believed to by 26 year-old Chris Harper-Mercer, who...

Inquiry into Historical Abuse of Children in Care

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Education Secretary Angela Constance welcomed the start of the statutory national public Inquiry into historical abuse of children in care today.Susan O’Brien QC, an experienced advocate with a wealth of experience, is Chair of...

Mother who shopped son for killing reveals they are reconciled

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A SCOTS mother who shopped her own son to the police for a brutal killing has revealed that he has forgiven her from behind bars.Margaret Anderson, 53, recognised the description of her son in...

Scots sex workers to enjoy home visits from NHS health workers

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SCOTS sex workers could soon be enjoying home visits from health workers, it has been revealed.The new initiative by Police Scotland and NHS Lothian will be launched later this month - intended to respond...

Police Scotland criticised for dropping anti-drowning kit from patrol cars

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POLICE Scotland have been accused of “irresponsible” behaviour - after dropping safety equipment designed to save people from drowning.Last month the force announced it would no longer be storing “throw lines” in its patrol...

Police criticised for not catching drivers using mobiles behind the wheel

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POLICE Scotland have been criticised after figures show the number of drivers caught recklessly using mobile phones behind the wheel have halved.New figures show that 50% fewer drivers were caught making calls or texting...

£7m bill for 224 foreign cons in Scots jails last year

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AT LEAST 227 foreign criminals served time in Scottish jails last year - 131 of them from EU countries.Nearly half of the EU prisoners were Polish, in line with Poles being the biggest population...

Retired cop gets ticket from armed police for asking directions

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A SENIOR police veteran has been fined by armed officers - after parking for less than a minute to ask them for directions.Jim Kirkwood - a retired superintendent from Glasgow - was fined £30...

Corrupt cop who stole £200K banned from bookies

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A CORRUPT police officer who served time for stealing more than £200,000 has been banned from a betting shop after placing large cash wagers.Dean Burnett was jailed in July 2013 for stealing cash and...

Juror at Pacteau’s first trial complained he “could not hear evidence”

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ALEXANDER Pacteau was free to murder Karen Buckley after he escaped conviction for attempted rape and sexual assault just two years earlier.And it can be revealed that during that trial in 2013, a juror...

Prison service aware of “potential threat” of drones

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PRISON chiefs are investigating the “potential threat” of drones being used to smuggle contraband into Scottish jails.Remote-controlled drones are a low-cost way of transporting goods, and are increasingly being used to get around prison...

Church calls on Prime Minister to show ‘British Values’ in tackling extremism

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THE Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council, Rev Sally Foster-Fulton is calling on David Cameron to embody the ‘British values’ he has laid out today by welcoming refugees, promoting social...

Downward trend in debt cases continues

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THE number of debt cases being considered by Scottish courts has continued to fall for the fifth year in a row.There were 35,400 debt cases raised in 2013-14, a drop of 46% since 2008-09.The...

Police renew appeal to trace man who dropped bottle of wine onto car

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POLICE have renewed an appeal to identify a group of people who dropped a bottle of wine on a car as it passed below a footbridge.Two female healthcare workers were showered with wine and...
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