Scotland Yard defend move ‘not to probe hundreds of thousands of crimes’ as it looks to save £400million
Police have hit back at claims it will no longer probe hundreds of thousands of crimes in a move to save £400million costs. Scotland Yard will allegedly stop following up on reports of some burglaries, thefts and even violent assaults unless victims identify a suspect. New guidelines were said to be issued last month to the Met’s 30,000 officers in London. It comes as Scotland Yard aims to save £400million by 2020 on top of £600 cut from its annual £3.7billion annual budget. Police chiefs said they feared the latest move could see some dangerous criminals avoid justice and force the public to turn vigilante.
Uninsured drivers to be targeted in week long crackdown
UNINSURED drivers are to be targeted during a week long crackdown. Police Scotland is joining forces with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), in a week of action starting today. It will run until Sunday. Police Scotland has advised all drivers to ensure they are covered by valid insurance. Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, said: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping our roads safe to achieve the Scottish Government’s 2020 casualty reduction targets. Drivers without insurance are more likely to ‘hit-and-run’ following a collision rather than seek help, increasing the risk to victims. Our partners at MIB tell us that more than 26,000 people are injured in the UK every year by uninsured drivers, and so we will continue to target those drivers who present the greatest risk to other road users.”
Thugs force cop to push panic button and shopworkers to hide in storeroom
TWO thugs went on a spree of drunken violence so terrifying they forced two shopworkers to lock themselves in a room for safety and a police officer to push his panic button. Declan Gallagher, 22, and Craig Cannon, 35, have finally been jailed for two separate attacks a year ago in Clydebank and Dumbarton. Our sister title The Clydebank Post reports that on September 3, 2016 a group of youths and others went to the Nisa store in Mountblow Road, Clydebank, and asked to see CCTV footage relating to damage to a car.