Boy, 4, found with knife at school as epidemic worsens
Police had to be called into a school by teachers after a four-year-old was found with a knife. The incident was among more than a 1,000 cases where children were found to be carrying knives in schools last year, according to freedom of information laws. Other makeshift weapons that police found among students included machetes, hunting knives, and a samurai sword. In Manchester, an 11-year-old had replaced the nib of a highlighter with a blade and told another pupil: ‘Listen to me or else I’ll stab you’.
How Cyan Forensics is fighting child abuse with digital forensics
The Scottish startup behind a system that scans devices for evidence of child sexual exploitation and terrorism-related activity is taking its technology to America after a successful deployment in the Home Office. Cyan Forensics produces digital forensics tools that can detect the presence of previously known child abuse images, bomb-making manuals or propaganda videos by building “contraband filters” from original databases of illegal material that can find matches in seized computers, hard drives and media devices.
Operation Unicorn – the plan in place if The Queen dies this week
The Queen is enjoying her annual summer break at Balmoral in Scotland – but Scottish authorities have a strategy in place in case she passes away in the country. Queen Elizabeth II arrived at the summer retreat, which has been one of the residences of the Royal Family since 1852, when the estate and original castle were purchased by Prince Albert, on August 6.
Police pressed to take action crime rise in West Lothian town
Bathgate’s councillors have called a meeting with local police after a surge in crime figures in the ward. The quarterly crime report was tabled at the town’s Local Area Committee though there were no officers at the meeting to speak to it. The report details a 21.8 per cent climb in crimes of dishonesty and a 35.2 per cent surge in housebreaking over the first three months of this year.
These are the 10 railway stations in Scotland that have the highest number of crimes
The most common crimes reported at Scottish railway stations since January 2014 were common assault and theft, either from a person or by shoplifting. The month in which the most crimes take place is July, the crimes usually take place on Saturday, and the most common time is between 9pm and 10pm. These are the stations with the most crimes reported according to British Transport Police figures, gathered by the JPImedia data team, which cover the period from January 2014 to February 2019.