Police Scotland officers ordered to check family’s social media posts to ensure job hidden
Police officers have been ordered to check their children’s social media posts – to stop them revealing their occupation. The move is part of a Police Scotland crackdown on misuse of social media. The force fears organised crime groups could infiltrate their private family social media accounts to find compromising information. It has told staff that neither they nor their children can post that they are police officers when they are on sites such as Facebook and Instagram.
Glasgow Loyalists protesting march bans say ‘isolated’ priest spit assault has fueled sectarian ‘tirade’ against them
Loyalists protesting march bans in Glasgow have claimed an “isolated incident” which saw a priest spat on has fuelled a bigoted tirade against them. Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination, supported by the Orange Order, gathered in the city’s George Square today after council chiefs announced six planned processions over the weekend had been axed.
Shock new figures reveal north-east’s accident blackspots
Thousands of crashes and other dangerous incidents are being reported on the north-east’s roads every year, according to new figures. Police data obtained by The Press and Journal shows that some stretches are experiencing more than one road traffic incident per week. These include collisions between vehicles, as well as reports of motorists suspected of dangerous or drink-driving, among other offences. Using the most recent statistics, almost 740 separate roads across the force’s North East division – which covers Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray – had at least three such incidents over the last 15 months.
Scotland’s new Drug Deaths Task Force slammed for lack of addicts with real-life experience
Recovering drug addicts have hit out at the ¬composition of the Scottish Government’s new Drug Deaths Task Force. The make-up of the ¬task force, which has its first meeting tomorrow, was released last week but the 23-strong team includes just one person who has “lived experience” of drug addiction. Many people in recovery from drugs believe this is not enough. The task force includes social workers, health professionals, pharmacists, people from the justice sector – including the Crown Office, prison service and police – and a representative from local government body COSLA, among others.