16th May 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

16th May 2019

Police watchdog to review progress on football policing in Scotland

A watchdog is to examine progress made by Police Scotland following an independent review of football policing. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will examine what steps have been taken by the force to fulfill 18 recommendations made in their initial report. The probe was commissioned by Police Scotland just weeks after fans were caught up in a crush at Celtic Park in Glasgow following a Celtic v Rangers match. The report, which was released in March, praised the force for their current operating model which they found was generally “fit for purpose”.


Survey reveals Edinburgh’s hotspots for vandalism and anti-social behaviour

The Edinburgh People Survey discovered a drop in the number of people across the Capital saying violent crime, vandalism and graffiti and anti-social behaviour were not common in their neighbourhood. But there were large variations between wards, with just 15 per cent of people in Corstorphine/Murrayfield and 16 per cent in Inverleith and Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart saying vandalism and graffiti were common, while in Sighthill/Gorgie it was 47 per cent. More than 80 per cent of people in Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart, Morningside and Corstorphine/Murrayfield said anti-social behaviour was not common in their area.



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