Police roll out ‘Safer Streets’ initiative across Aberdeenshire during festive period
The operation will see additional high-visibility patrols across Aberdeenshire and officers will be targeting anti-social behaviour, theft and violence. Local Area Commander for North Aberdeenshire Chief Inspector Rob Sturton said: “The north-east of Scotland is recognised as a great place to live, work and visit. Across Aberdeenshire, people will be experiencing the lively atmosphere in our towns and villages during the festive period.
Third of people still think rape isn’t rape unless it involves violence, shock report reveals
A third of people still think rape isn’t rape unless it has involved violence. Despite the rise of the #MeToo campaign, the politicians speaking up about their own experiences in parliament and victims finding their voices, the message that no means no is not getting through, a study reveals.
Don’t fear failure: Glasgow’s advice for London knife crime unit
London’s new knife crime agency must look beyond partisan pressures, prioritise local knowledge, and above all be allowed the freedom to fail, according to the team responsible for Glasgow’s pioneering Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in September unveiled plans for a dedicated unit based on the Glasgow model. Set up in 2005, the VRU treated violence as a public health issue and dramatically reduced stabbing deathswhile unravelling the deeply rooted gang culture in a city which little more than a decade ago had the second highest murder rate in western Europe.