Renfrewshire farmers and police join forces in fight against rural crime ‘baa-dies’
SHEEP and cattle in Renfrewshire can rest a little easier after the launch of a new crackdown on rural crime. A host of organisations turned out at an education and awareness session event in Renfrewshire. Gryffe Wraes Farm, on the outskirts of Bridge of Weir and Houston, played host to representatives from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Renfrewshire Wardens Service, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and others as they offered advice on how to keep property and livestock safe.
Violence towards train staff in Scotland sees 1,400 police call-outs in five years
British Transport Police have been called to more than 1,400 instances of violence towards train staff in the last five years, figures show. The statistics obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats under freedom of information legislation show 1,438 incidents in police records where violent behaviour was directed towards a member of rail staff – an average of more than five instances a week. The majority of incidents occurred at stations across Scotland, with 760 recorded “off train”. A further 678 reports involved accusations of violent behaviour from passengers on trains.