Assaults on Scottish police officers hit 5-year high
Assaults on police officers in Scotland have hit a five-year high with more than 1600 attacked in just three months according to new figures. Police Scotland has reported a 10 per cent increase in the number of assaults on cops between April and June compared to the same period last year.
Glasgow sees increase in attacks on police officers as force records five-year high
Glasgow and its surrounding areas have seen a massive rise in the number of attacks on police officers. Police Scotland say assaults on members of the force have hit a five-year high, with more than 1,600 in just three months. They reported a 10 percent increase in the number of attacks between Apri and June in comparison to last year. The figure rose from 1,498 last year to 1,649 in the first quarter of 2019. The latest statistics also showed a large increase in the number of violent attacks in the west command area, recording a rise of 22.1 percent.
Services team up to tackle domestic abuse across north-east
Representatives from Police Scotland, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen councils and various third sector organisations will meet to address Scotland’s new domestic abuse law and how this will impact on local responses to women, children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse. The new law came into effect on April 1 and Grampian Women’s Aid has supported 175 women and 73 children and young people who are facing problems with the issue. Today’s conference aims to further integrate local services in implementing Scotland’s new domestic abuse laws, helping those who are living with the terror of coercive control to get the support they so vitally need.
Scottish Police Federation ‘disappointed’ commission could not look into impact on law enforcement
The organisation’s comments come following the launch of the “radical” Dundee Drugs Commission report into drug harm and its impact on the city last week. Sixty-six people died from drug related harm in Dundee in 2018. Scottish Police Federation vice chairman David Hamilton said it was “deeply regrettable” the role of criminal justice services, matters of drug availability across Dundee and law enforcement around drug crime had not been reviewed. The commission noted it had been “beyond (its) ability” to give due attention to enforcement issues and that it had not “had time” to review the area.