27th April 2018

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

MSPs are seeking views on plans to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12. Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee particularly wants to hear the views of young people and ex-offenders on proposals put forward by the Scottish Government. Currently children under the age of 12 cannot be prosecuted in court in Scotland, but those aged eight and older can be referred to the children’s hearings system for offending and can end up with a criminal record. The proposed legislation would change the age from being the lowest in Europe to being in line with the UN’s minimum internationally acceptable age of criminal responsibility.

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/msps-to-examine-plans-to-raise-age-of-criminal-responsibility-in-scotland/

 

Police say they are “well aware of the significance” of the latest Old Firm match this weekend where Celtic can clinch the Scottish Premiership title. The Celtic Park side meet Rangers at the venue on Sunday and are looking to win a seventh successive league title. Recent matches, including a Scottish Cup semi final two weeks ago, have passed without major incident but Police Scotland have issued a warning over behaviour, particularly around pyrotechnics. Superintendent John McBride, match commander for the game, said: “These devices are extremely dangerous and endanger the safety of those around you as well as your own safety. Be aware that it is illegal to possess these devices without a lawful authority and it’s illegal to enter the stadium with them.

https://www.scotsman.com/regions/glasgow-strathclyde/police-aware-of-significance-of-next-old-firm-game-1-4730898

 

A Police Scotland wellbeing event in Lochgilphead for officers and staff nailed funds for two charities. On Tuesday PC Michelle Rusden, who organised the event, and Inspector Julie McLeish from Lochgilphead, presented a cheque for £120.10 to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and a further sum of £120.10 to the British Red Cross. There was fundraising during the day with prizes generously donated by the Scottish Police Recreation Association and Portavadie Spa and Leisure.

https://www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/2018/04/26/coppers-donate-to-charities/

 

 

Recent matches, including a Scottish Cup semi final two weeks ago, have passed without major incident but Police Scotland have issued a warning over behaviour, particularly around pyrotechnics. Superintendent John McBride, match commander for the game, said: “These devices are extremely dangerous and endanger the safety of those around you as well as your own safety. “Be aware that it is illegal to possess these devices without a lawful authority and it’s illegal to enter the stadium with them.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/old-firm-police-warning-ahead-12432700

 

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