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A 37-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being found with serious facial injuries in a street in Renfrew. Emergency services were called to the scene in the town's Wilson Street, at its junction with Houston Street, at about 01:10. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said they were unsure ...
The justice secretary is facing fresh questions over this dealings with the chief constable of Police Scotland. Opposition parties have asked Michael Matheson to provide details of all communications in relation to Phil Gormley's case. Mr Gormley is currently on leave while allegations of gross misconduct, ...

police are hunting the person responsible for a suspicious package which sparked a major alert near Edinburgh Castle. The cardboard box was found in a shelter in Princes Street gardens and taken to King's Stables Road where a controlled explosion was carried out at 20:10 on Thursday. police said ...
How the Scottish government must wish that as 2018 begins, this traditional old saying could apply to Police Scotland. But on January 10, in the first week of parliamentary business, the justice minister, Michael Matheson, was called on to make yet another statement on Scotland's beleaguered national ...
A freedom of information request to Police Scotland revealed overseas law enforcement agencies have asked Scotland's national police force to probe SLPs on 66 occasions since 2014, with eight such enquiries in 2014, ten in 2015, and then a sharp rise to 26 in 2016 and 22 from January to November ...
He said: "If Councillor Davidson had carefully read the motion proposed by the Conservative group he would realise that it was about the proposed merger of British Transport police (BTP) with Police Scotland - it was nothing to do with the excellent Policing Service in North Ayrshire. "This is par for the ...

Detectives are hunting a gang armed with knives who attacked a man and then escaped in a stolen BMW. Police Scotland said the victim, who was in a parked Citroen Berlingo, was targeted on Lochleven Road in Battlefield, Glasgow. The four men responsible fled the scene in a 17 plate grey BMW 3 ...
Mr Gormley was travelling from his Norfolk home back to Scotland when he was contacted by Andrew Flanagan, the SPA's then chairman, and told to turn around. Mr Flanagan had just come from a meeting with Mr Matheson at which he agreed to revisit the decision. The chief constable's lawyers have ...
There is surprisingly little satisfaction in saying I told you so. Five years ago I was one of a minority arguing against a single Scottish police force, because its proposed governance was deeply flawed, and because all of Scotland's policing eggs would be in one basket. Since then the governance of Scottish ...
police dealt with 25 road crashes in just one hour as freezing conditions were felt across much of Scotland on Monday morning. The Met Office said the lowest temperature recorded overnight was minus 9.8C at Strathallan, Perthshire. The cold weather also led to disruption on rail services with trains ...
The application was sent to the normal statutory consultees which in this case was only Police Scotland, and no objection was raised. Uber was required to place a statutory notice of display. The firm has rented a registered office on Berry Street in Aberdeen. Although the period of consultation has ended, ...
Police Scotland has real powers, more than any other Scottish institution. How it is held to account in its use of these powers matters.When the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force on January 25, the legislation will bring together all of Police Scotland's powers as to arrest, search and ...
police deal with 25 road crashes in an hour as Scotland faces big freeze. "Please remember that stopping distances can be up to 10 times ... police have warned motorists to drive carefully as Scotland faces another day of subzero forecasts. The temperature plummeted last night, with a chilly -9C recorded ...
"At this stage I would like to thank the public for their assistance so far. Officers have been carrying out inquiries throughout the day and a visible police presence will remain in the area while our investigation continues." Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland or Crimestoppers.
police have dealt with 25 road crashes in an hour amid freezing conditions across the country. The lowest temperature recorded overnight was minus 9.8C (14.4F) at Strathallan in Perthshire, the Met Office said. The mercury dropped to minus 9C (15.8F) at Glasgow Airport and minus 8C (17.6F) at ...
police dealt with 25 road crashes in just one hour as freezing conditions were felt across much of Scotland on Monday morning. The Met Office said the lowest temperature recorded overnight was minus 9.8C at Strathallan, Perthshire. The cold weather also led to disruption on rail services with trains ...
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the incident took place shortly after personnel attended a bin fire in Lenzie Terrace, Springburn, at 21:10 on ... A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service alerted police that a firefighter had been assaulted in Lenzie Terrace at 21:20 ...

Scottish police announced the closure and asked the public to "avoid the area" as the search continues. Forth Valley police Division said: "The Touch Road in Stirling has been closed to allow access to searchers involved in the ongoing search for the microlight aircraft which was seen descending into ...
A total of 6,509 common assaults were recorded on police, fire and ambulance workers across Scotland in 2016/17, equivalent to more than 17 per day. The number of attacks is likely to be higher as this statistic does not include more serious assaults. Common assaults on emergency service workers have ...
Scotland's police watchdog has said an investigation into Chief Constable Phil Gormley would not be prejudiced by him returning to work. police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) Kate Frame wrote to MSPs about the inquiry. Her clarification came in a letter to Holyrood's Public Audit and ...
"As Police Scotland seeks to recover from the chaos created by the SNP government's botched centralisation it needs a leadership team with the authority to take forward that recovery. "It is essential, therefore, that these serious allegations of misconduct and gross misconduct are investigated thoroughly ...
A woman found dead at a house in the Scottish Borders on Boxing Day was murdered, police believe. The bodies of Kevin Armstrong, 53, and Pauline Cockburn, 48, were discovered at a property in Ladyrig View the village of Heiton, near Kelso, at around 3pm on 26 December. Post-mortem examinations ...
Police Scotland STILL using cop vehicle bought back in 1989, shock figures reveal. According to the Lib Dems, it is the oldest of the 3,319-strong fleet, with 94 others aged over ten years. By Christine Lavelle, Scottish Political reporter. 31st December 2017, 12:01 am. COPS are still using a police vehicle bought back in ...
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur said the Scottish government must ensure the force can afford the vehicles it needs. "Earlier this year Scottish Liberal Democrats revealed that it will cost Police Scotland more than a quarter of a billion pounds to maintain the crumbling police ...
A police watchdog has released a damning report on the Scottish Police Authority's complaints handling system. The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) examined how complaints against senior police officers, SPA staff and its board were dealt with. The audit questioned the number of ...
Although an offence of coercive control was introduced in England in 2015, the Scottish legislation takes a unique approach which has been hailed as offering "victimless prosecution". It reflects a growing understanding that domestic abuse is often a course of behaviour that extends over a period of time ...
Seven officers from Police Scotland should be investigated for misconduct, an investigation has concluded. A report by Durham Constabulary also recommends an eighth officer should be considered for misconduct proceedings. The report was carried out after concern about Police Scotland's ...
Police Scotland is planning to trial the use of two drones. One is to be based in Inverness and the other in Aberdeen and would be used in different operations, including searches for missing people. The Scottish police Authority board is to be informed of the plan at its meeting on Tuesday. Police Scotland ...
Taser use will be reviewed next autumn, and the specially trained officers will continue to be referred to Scotland's police watchdog, the police Investigations and Review Commissioner, if they discharge the device. Currently, only armed response vehicle officers are trained to use Tasers, and there have ...
Police Scotland will increase its Taser capability by 500 officers after a sharp rise in the number of assaults. So far this year, 969 officers have been assaulted - an increase of nearly 27% on the 764 recorded in 2016. The plans, which will be put to the Scottish police Authority (SPA), are aimed at improving ...
The ongoing investigations involving senior police officers feature on a few of Scotland's front pages. The Sunday Mail leads with a story about Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins who has been suspended, along with other officers, as part of a criminal inquiry. Scotland's acting top police officer has ...
The new chairwoman of the Scottish police Authority has said she "takes issue" with claims the police service is in crisis. Susan Deacon begins her role at the body which oversees the workings of Police Scotland on Monday. She told BBC Scotland she wants the SPA to drive change and improvement ...
There is surprisingly little satisfaction in saying I told you so. Five years ago I was one of a minority arguing against a single Scottish police force, because its proposed governance was deeply flawed, and because all of Scotland's policing eggs would be in one basket. Since then the governance of Scottish ...
Scotland's justice secretary has criticised the Scottish police Authority over its attempt to bring the chief constable back to work. Phil Gormley is currently on special leave while allegations of gross misconduct are investigated. His lawyers accused Michael Matheson of making an "unlawful" intervention to ...
"The #ScotWord initiative has had young people engaged across Scotland. The word that make people the proudest of Scotland and Edinburgh will be announced on the night and be visible from the sky, so the event should be very innovative this year. Underbelly, which is in charge of the festivities for the ...
Police Scotland have been forced to reveal the alarming number of reports of possession of a weapon or blade in a school since April. ... extent of the problem in local schools, with 22 offences recorded in Tayside alone -- the highest of any divisional area in Scotland between April and October this year.
Armed police will be in place at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations because of fears about a possible terrorist attack. Police Scotland said that more officers would be at this year's event, which is expected to attract 150,000 visitors over two days. After the Manchester bombings and the London Bridge ...
Heavy snow has led to major disruption to flights at Glasgow Airport. Airport bosses have apologised to passengers after flights at the terminal were suspended temporarily due to heavy snowfall. The airport is now fully operational but there will be a knock-on effect on the schedule for the rest of the day.
A police watchdog has released a damning report on the Scottish Police Authority's complaints handling system. The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) examined how complaints against senior police officers, SPA staff and its board were dealt with. The audit questioned the number of ...
Two people found dead in a house in the Scottish Borders have been named locally. The bodies of Kevin Armstrong, 53, and Pauline Cockburn, 48, were discovered at a property in Ladyrig View in the village of Heiton, near Kelso, at about 15:00 on Boxing Day. police said inquiries were ongoing into the ...
Scottish Conservative justice spokesman Liam Kerr said the spending on legal fees was "excessive" given the challenging financial circumstances of Police Scotland, who had a £47million deficit in their 2017-18 budget. He said: "These revelations are particularly embarrassing for an organisation who are ...
The assistant chief constable of Police Scotland Gillian MacDonald said specialist training would help officers to spot the signs of domestic abuse. "We know that the controlling behaviours used by perpetrators to maintain power and control over victims can be both devious and devastating. However, to ...
A man found injured in a south of Scotland village has been detained by police after the discovery of a woman's body. police were called out to Carrutherstown at about 06:00 following reports of a man being found hurt. Another injured man was found nearby and later a 52-year-old woman was discovered ...
In 2007, Northern Constabulary's chief constable apologised to the Mcleods over the way the force handled the case. Ian Latimer had been ordered to take the step after a damning report into how the 24-year-old's death was investigated. The police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland said at the time ...
A spokesman for the Scottish Gamekeepers Association said: "We support and reiterate the police's call for information regarding the death of this Harrier. "If anyone should know anything at all, they should contact Police Scotland immediately." Hen harriers are one of the country's most threatened birds of ...
Seven officers from Police Scotland should be investigated for misconduct, an investigation has concluded. A report by Durham Constabulary also recommends an eighth officer should be considered for misconduct proceedings. The report was carried out after concern about Police Scotland's ...
Police Scotland is planning to trial the use of two drones. One is to be based in Inverness and the other in Aberdeen and would be used in different operations, including searches for missing people. The Scottish police Authority board is to be informed of the plan at its meeting on Tuesday. Police Scotland ...
Police Scotland will increase its Taser capability by 500 officers after a sharp rise in the number of assaults. So far this year, 969 officers have been assaulted - an increase of nearly 27% on the 764 recorded in 2016. The plans, which will be put to the Scottish police Authority (SPA), are aimed at improving ...
Taser use will be reviewed next autumn, and the specially trained officers will continue to be referred to Scotland's police watchdog, the police Investigations and Review Commissioner, if they discharge the device. Currently, only armed response vehicle officers are trained to use Tasers, and there have ...
The brother of Scottish Sikh activist Jagtar Singh Johal has condemned a video filmed in police custody. Mr Johal, from Dumbarton, has been held in Punjab since 4 November, accused of conspiracy to murder prominent right-wing Hindu leaders. The 30-year-old has also been accused of involvement in ...


 

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