Pressure grows on Orange Order following attack on priest
FILM stars and politicians have condemned an attack on a Catholic priest during an Orange Walk. Four Weddings and a Funeral star John Hannah hit out at ‘facist f***wits’ following the incident outside St Alphonsus Church on Saturday. Police are now treating the assault as a hate crime, with a top cop calling it “contemptible”. Glasgow City Council has now said it will hold a meeting this week to discuss the issues raised by the incident as a petition calling for a ban on Orange parades was last night gaining signatures.
TRNSMT: 34 people arrested and 163 reported for alleged drug offences during five day festival
Cops arrested 34 people over five days of the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow. Officers from Police Scotland also revealed that 163 people were reported to the Procurator Fiscal for alleged drugs offences. Revellers had their bags searched and cops employed sniffer dogs in an attempt to keep drugs away from the festival. TRNSMT came to a close last night with The Killers headlining the main stage at the Glasgow Green venue. Police Scotland ensured they had a large presence at the festival.
Boozing teenagers snared by undercover cops in Aberdeen
Rowdy youths have caused such problems for Dyce and Bridge of Don residents that officers have been deployed in plain-clothes during the last three weeks. So far they have nabbed 19 offenders in connection with incidents involving alcohol, drinking and antisocial behaviour — and police have held school assemblies to warn of the dangers of drug taking. Sergeant Lisa Kerr said: “Behaviour which affects people’s quality of life will not be tolerated.” The problem came to a head when a woman living in Bridge of Don complained to councillors about a group of up to 20 youths gathering near her home. Some had been drinking alcohol.
Dozens of weapons handed over to police during amnesty period
Dozens of weapons and ammunition were handed in to police during a two-week amnesty, Police Scotland has confirmed. Officers said they “guaranteed” the streets were safer thanks to their drive but that there were still more guns out there. Across Argyll and West Dunbartonshire division as a whole, there were 21 firearms or shotguns handed in, 35 air weapons, and six lots of ammunition. Scotland overall had 474 weapons handed in, 690 air weapons and 337 ammunition.
Parents of M9 crash victim in emotional quest for answers
The parents of a woman who died after being left in a crashed car for three days have spoken out about their heartbreak and their quest for answers three years on. Lamara Bell, daughter of Andrew and Diane Bell, was 25 when she was involved in a crash on the M9 in Stirlingshire in July 2015. She and her boyfriend John Yuill, 28, lay undiscovered for three days despite a witness to the collision reporting it to police.