McLeod family’s ‘positive’ meeting with Merseyside Police
The family of Kevin McLeod described their meeting with Merseyside Police this week as “worthwhile and positive” as they continue to seek answers over his death more than 22 years ago. Kevin’s body was found in Wick harbour on February 9, 1997, and the family have long campaigned to have the case investigated as murder because of injuries found on his body.
Chief constable welcomes £550,000-a-year council-funded community policing initiative in Borders
Police Scotland chief constable Iain Livingstone has welcomed the creation of two council-funded community policing teams in the Borders and says he would like to see that initiative continue. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of Scottish Borders Council at its Newtown headquarters last Thursday, Mr Livingstone said he would be happy to see the community officers keep up the good work being done already. The 14 officers making up the teams should always be in addition to, and not replacements for, officers employed directly by Police Scotland in the region, though, he said.
New mental health strategy for North Lanarkshire launched
A new strategy that aims to “transform mental health and wellbeing by championing and promoting good mental health for all” has been launched. “Getting It Right for Every Person (GIRFEP) A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Lanarkshire (2019-2024)” is a shared vision developed by Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, NHS Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership, members of the public, third sector organisations, and staff groups.