18th June 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

18th June 2019

MSPs to quiz Yousaf over secret football bigotry data

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf is to be grilled today on why SNP ministers agreed to keep a haul of data on sectarianism in Scottish football a secret. The Herald on Sunday revealed the government is withholding two years of data on “unacceptable conduct” at grounds on the basis of confidentiality.


Humza Yousaf to be quizzed over sectarianism dossier kept secret by Scottish Government and SPFL

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf will be grilled tomorrow over a secret document on the level of sectarianism in Scotland. The Scottish Government and SPFL are believed to be sitting on two years of data on ‘unacceptable behaviour’ at football grounds.


Police officers charity bike ride from Auchterarder to Harrogate

Two Scottish police officers will take part in a challenging, 240 miles in 24 hours, bike ride from Auchterarder, Perthshire to Harrogate, North Yorkshire in aid of the Police Treatment Centre (PTC) Psychological Wellbeing Programme. The Cycleogical Bike Ride will take place on 22nd June and Police Scotland Constables Andy Whitlie (pictured) and Brian Marsland will be joined by an elite Peloton of 23 riders, who have been selected as the best of the best from their respective forces. They will all aim to ride the 249 miles as a peloton which is a staggering test of endurance, skill and determination!


Duty to report suspected trafficking out for consultation

The Scottish government is seeking views on plans to introduce a legal duty on Scottish public authorities to notify Police Scotland about suspected human trafficking and exploitation victims. Information collected through the ‘duty to notify’ will provide a more accurate picture of the scale and extent of trafficking in Scotland to enable more effective targeting of enforcement activity and support services.



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