Glasgow cops ‘pelted with human faeces then forced to work on’ during Govan riot weekend
Police in Glasgow had to deal with a number of incidents including sectarian riots, an attempted murder outside a mosque, football matches and other political gatherings. Officers have been forced to work in soiled public order uniforms after having human waste thrown on them, a Police Scotland chaplain has claimed. Reverend Neil Galbraith made the startling revelations in an emotional letter detailing some of the conditions faced by police officers during multiple incidents last weekend.
‘Bloody hell’: English police could patrol Northern Ireland border after no-deal Brexit
‘Bloody hell’: English police could patrol Northern Ireland border after no-deal Brexit Despite a wealth of history suggesting that it’s a very bad idea, UK politicians have reportedly devised detailed plans to deploy English police officers in Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. According to a in The Sunday Times, the plans would first see approximately 300 Scottish police drafted in to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) as a preliminary step. However, if tensions between the unionist and nationalist communities boil over or civil unrest erupts, officers from English forces will be deployed in the province. A source at London’s City Hall told the newspaper: “All the police forces have agreed to give support to Northern Ireland. It is a concern. Thankfully it wouldn’t affect too many London officers, but we would be there. Imagine it: officers from the mainland in Northern Ireland. Bloody hell.”
SPIKE IN COP CAR DEATHS
Forty two people killed in road incidents involving police last year – the highest in a decade
The 42 people killed in road incidents involving police last year was the highest in a decade. The toll was a rise of 13 on 2017-18 in England and Wales, figures from the Independent Office for Police Conduct showed.
Drug deaths taskforce membership announced ahead of first meeting
The Scottish Government’s taskforce on drug deaths will be led by Professor Catriona Matheson of Stirling University. The Scottish Government taskforce on drug deaths has revealed its full membership of 23 individuals and organisations ahead of its first meeting this month. The group will meet on 17 September to begin examining the major causes of drug deaths and investigating potential solutions.
Caithness councillor says mobile technology for police is ‘a very big step forward’
A plan for Caithness police officers to use mobile technology by next spring has been described as “a very big step forward”. Local Highland councillor Matthew Reiss – a former senior police officer – was speaking at a meeting of Castletown and District Community Council where he outlined the proposal. He said officers throughout the Highlands and Islands would start using the mobile devices as part of their operational duties and explained that it would enable the police to spend more time in local communities.
Clydebank has highest number of registered sex offenders in West Dunbartonshire
Clydebank has the highest amount of registered sex offenders within West Dunbartonshire. The statistics provided by Police Scotland following a Freedom of Information request showed that 37 registered sex offenders were living in Clydebank’s G81 postcode. Meanwhile, G60, which covers Bowling and Old Kilpatrick had three. As of the end of June, a total of 20 sex offenders were living in the G82 postcode, which covers Dumbarton, Cardross, Milton and Renton. The G83 postcode, which includes Balloch, Alexandria, Bonhill and Gartocharn and stretches up the west coast of Loch Lomond, had 14.
Glasgow leaders seek law change to put public safety before parade rights
Top level talks have taken place over changing the law to put the protection of the public at the forefront of allowing parades to go ahead. Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf met with Glasgow City Council leader, Susan Aitken, council officials and Police Scotland following the violent clashes during a protest at a parade in Govan last Friday. Earlier this week Susan Aitken, had voiced frustration at the “limited powers” she said was available to the council. She said that the council may need to “push the law” on parades to protect the public.