Prince Charles leads tributes at Police Memorial Day service in Glasgow
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to fallen police officers at a dedicated service in Glasgow. Prince Charles joined 1,500 officers, relatives and officials who gathered on Sunday to honour those who died or were killed on duty at the National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) service. UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was also in attendance at the Royal Concert Hall, where prayers were led and candles lit for UK force personnel who had made “the ultimate sacrifice”.
Police left injured by assaults rockets by one-third
The number of police officers injured in attacks has leapt by almost one third amid heightened sectarian and other tensions. New figures reveal more than 563 officers were hurt as a result of assaults between April and June of this year alone.
Prince of Wales joins Nicola Sturgeon in honouring fallen police officers
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to fallen police officers at a dedicated service in Glasgow. Prince Charles joined about 1,500 officers, relatives and officials who gathered on Sunday to honour those who died or were killed on duty at the National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) service.
Cop court scandal as 9 in 10 officers wait to give evidence but never used
Fewer than one in 10 police officers called to give evidence at criminal courts make it to the witness stand, figures show. An investigation found officers are often kept hanging about court for hours – only for 93 per cent of them to be told they are not needed. Scottish Police Federation deputy general secretary David Kennedy said: “This is a total waste of the public purse, particularly when police officers are needed on our streets more than ever before. “It’s wrong to have up to 93 per cent of the officers sitting about a court doing nothing when they could be out on the street answering calls and dealing with the public.”
Police crisis sees officers called out in their pyjamas
Struggling police officers in rural Scotland have been forced to attend incidents in their pyjamas after being called out of bed in the middle of the night, it has been claimed. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF), which represents rank and file officers, said the force was now at crisis point in many parts of the country.