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Tougher knife sale rules will not apply in Scotland
New rules intended to keep knives out of the hands of children will not apply in Scotland under current plans. It is already an offence to sell knives to under-18s but fresh legislation will also make it illegal to deliver blades to homes in England and Wales. Anyone buying a knife online would have to collect it in person. The knife used by the killer of Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne was bought from Amazon and delivered to his house. The teenager told police he had purchased the blade online because “they don’t check if you’re over 18”.
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More than 1,100 Scots lags punished for taking drugs behind bars as numbers hit eight-year high
More than 1,100 Scots lags have been snared taking drugs behind bars as figures reveal an eight-year high. New stats show 1164 inmates were caught either taking drugs or “administering them to others” last year, the equivalent of more than three a day. The figures – revealed in the Scottish Prison Service’s annual report – show the number of prisoners punished over drugs last year is almost double the 634 caught four years ago.