Humza Yousaf: Tories have ‘brass neck’ to attack SNP over police funding
THE SCOTTISH Justice Secretary has accused a Tory MSP of having a “brass neck” after attacking the Scottish Government over cuts to policing. Asking a question about the mental health support given to police officers in Scotland, Jeremy Balfour said Police Scotland staff are working “against a background” of cuts, drawing jeers from the SNP members in the chamber. In November, an independent study by Canadian academics – commissioned by the Scottish Police Federation – suggested more than a third of police officers admitted working while “mentally unwell” in the past six months, while one in 10 said they use alcohol or prescription drugs to cope.
Police officer’s miraculous escape as lorry topples onto his car
POLICE have shared dashcam footage of the shocking moment when a lorry toppled onto an officer’s car as he sat inside. Sergeant John Easton was attending an earlier accident when his vehicle was struck. The moment has now been shared in a dramatic tweet on social media.