Ban on smacking is ‘unnecessary’, campaigners claim
A ban on smacking in Scotland is “unnecessary” and will “do nothing to help vulnerable children”, campaigners have claimed. Scottish Green MSP John Finnie has brought forward a member’s bill, which if passed would remove the defence of “justifiable assault” in Scots law, which allows parents to use physical punishment on children. A majority of MSPs on Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee last week stated their support for the proposed legislation.
Meet Police Scotland’s newest trainee police dog
Police in Fife have a furry new crimefighter at their side, as a trainee police dog joins the ranks. Cocker spaniel pup Naso will be based at Police Scotland’s station in Glenrothes. She’ll be learning the ropes from PD Oz, an experienced police dog who recently helped to save an eight-year-old boy who was lost in woodland. Naso isn’t the only new canine recruit this month, as trainee police dog Parky visited Drylaw station earlier in May.