Revenge porn victims are as young as 11
Children as young as 11 have been victims of revenge porn, Scottish police have revealed as part of a crackdown on online abuse. Nearly 600 cases were reported to Police Scotland in 2018-19; in some areas as many as one in five involved children under the age of 16. In the northeast officers investigated cases involving children as young as 11. The majority of victims were female. For some young people the distress of having their images shared was so severe that they had to move schools, charities said, and some victims had killed themselves.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s 24-hour boozing ‘sparks surge in violent incidents’
All-night boozing at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe is leading to a surge in violence, a cops union chief warns. Officers and mercy crews are being put at risk as venues serve punters bevvy till 5am — with jail cells left packed with drunks. Andy Malcolm, of the Scottish Police Federation, also claimed the capital doesn’t have enough bobbies to cope with the massive influx of binge-drinking revellers every August.
Helensburgh vandalism ‘off the scale’, says police chief
Vandalism and damage to property in Helensburgh and Lomond is ‘off the scale’, the area’s police chief has said. Inspector Roddy MacNeill also said that he had never seen as much damage in his life, at a meeting of community leaders last week. It was reported last week that round the clock plain clothes patrols were being maintained by police after an increase in car vandalisms. A 15-year-old boy was arrested after damage to a parked car in Helensburgh’s Co-op car park on Tuesday, July 23. But speaking at a meeting of the Helensburgh and Lomond community planning group, Inspector MacNeill warned that the problems were growing.
REVENGE PORN SHOCK
Girl, 11, one of Scotland’s youngest revenge porn victims with youngsters forced to move schools due to disturbing craze
An 11-year-old girl has become one of Scotland’s youngest revenge porn victims. Cops have today said 25 children under 16 living in the North East had either intimate images shared with others or were threatened with it. Some child victims have been so distressed they’ve had to move to a new school.
Brits warned as huge breach reveals MILLIONS of fingerprints and faces in hack of system used by UK banks and police
A huge data breach has exposed the fingerprints and facial recognition scans of millions of people. The private data was free to access on a public database uncovered by researchers, with UK banks and police officers among those affected.
Extended licences for pubs during Edinburgh’s festivals put city at risk
Bars and pubs have had their licences extended to 5am during festivals in Scotland’s capital to accommodate the celebrations. However, Scottish Police Federation east area committee chair, Andy Malcolm, has criticised the move, stating that the subsequent increase in drunken offenders puts a strain on emergency services. He continued to claim that the extension of drinking hours is breached main objectives of the Licensing Act 2005 which was created to prevent crime and disorder, secure public safety and prevent public nuisance, as well as to protect and improve public health and protect children from harm.