The number of drink and drug drivers in Renfrewshire goes up
Police recorded more than 4,000 motoring offences in Renfrewshire in a year. Statistics released by the Scottish Government for 2017/18 show cops in the region flagged 4,021 drivers. Despite an overall fall of five per cent on the previous 12 months, figures show a ten per cent increase in the number of drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of drink or drugs. In 2016/17, police recorded 212 offences, rising to 233 last year, involving thoughtless drink and drug drivers. Traffic cops pulled over 572 speeding drivers last year, down on the previous year.
Police to carry out road safety operations in Aberdeen
As the sunset is getting closer to the time schoolchildren walk home from school, police want motorists to ensure they stick to the rules of the road – including obeying 20mph speed limits and stopping for crossing patrol officers. To encourage motorists to think safely, police are stepping up patrols on streets outside several schools in the city in the coming weeks and will deal with any drivers breaking the law. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “In response to requests from members of the public, officers will be taking a robust approach, balancing education with enforcement, to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions.
Sheku Bayoh death: Police face no charges
The family of a man who died in police custody have demanded a public inquiry, alleging a “deeply flawed” Crown investigation that resulted in no charges being brought against officers. Sheku Bayoh, 31, never regained consciousness after he was restrained in a Kirkcaldy street by police in 2015. He was later found to have 23 injuries. Yesterday a Crown Office review determined that no charges should be brought against the arresting officers, prompting allegations of police racism and breaches of professional protocols.
Number of crimes committed by children in Glasgow at three year high
The number of crimes committed by children in Glasgow has increased for the third year in a row. Figures revealed in a community justice report for 2018/19 show more than 3900 incidents last year involving young people between the age of eight and 15. This is up from 2742 in 2015/16. The rise is “out of step” with most other age groupings and a “clear picture” of what has caused it has yet to be established.