Police warn Glasgow universities not to become victim of organised crime
Police Scotland is warning universities and colleges not to fall victim to the risks posed by serious organised crime. It comes amid a period of growth for the higher and further education sectors, with some institutions investing millions of pounds in new building projects and developments. Officers want to highlight how this can leave organisations vulnerable to the risk of money laundering, fraud and cyber crime.
‘Disgraceful’ drug policies damned after 867 addicts die
The SNP’s drug policy has been branded a ‘disgrace’, with record numbers of addicts dying despite being on heroin substitutes such as methadone. ‘Wonder drug’ antidote kits for drug users have failed to tackle a surge in overdoses, experts warn. The disclosure comes in the latest breakdown of Scots fatalities, thought to be the highest rate in Europe.
Trial for man accused of police attack
An alleged knifeman accused of trying to kill two police officers is due to face trial. William Taylor, 43, is accused of the attempted murders of PCs Laura Sayer, 39, and Kenny MacKenzie, 43, in Greenock on 1 June. Taylor, of Greenock, was arrested following an incident in the town’s Gateside Gardens after the officers were called to assist a doctor.