Man who led police on 140mph chase near Glasgow faces jail
A man who led police on a chase along Scotland’s busiest motorway at 140mph has been warned he faces jail. Steven Longmore, 22, was seen speeding through Renfrew, near Glasgow, last month by teams of police who tried to stop him. He crossed the central reservation and sped off before driving down the M8 so fast officers were unable to catch him and a helicopter had to be scrambled to assist.
Aftermath of a fatal road crash highlights serious failings in our legal process
On 1 September, 2016, Lesley’s sister, Fiona Stanley, was travelling pillion with her partner Charlie Howden on her vintage motorcycle with their dog Cleo in the sidecar when they were killed in a collision with a BMW travelling on the wrong side of the road. Throughout the legal processes that followed, the actions of the driver, his insurance company and the Procurator Fiscal culminated in distressing delays and growing disbelief that the victims of such a serious incident could be pushed aside. For 17 months, Lesley and Charlie’s family were kept in the dark with no explanation as to how their loved ones had been killed on a short motorcycle ride home.
Calls for Orange walks to be rerouted after priest attack
Calls are being made for a review of parade routes after a priest was attacked as an Orange walk passed his church. Parishioners of Canon Tom White spoke out after he was spat on twice outside St Alphonsus Church in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon. Glasgow City Council condemned the attack and said officers would meet to discuss parade procedures on Thursday.
Week of Donald Trump protests kicks off in Scotland
A week of protests against US President Donald Trump has kicked off at his golf course in Ayrshire. Around a dozen activists from Stand Up to Racism Scotland staged a brief demonstration at Turnberry on Wednesday. The US President is due to arrive in Scotland on Friday night, landing at Prestwick after a short flight from London.