7th June 2018

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Reprehensible’ rise in number of assaults on police in Courier country

More than 2070 incidents have been recorded by Police Scotland in Courier country since January 2015. A 21% rise for both regions combined was noted during 2016-2017 as officer’s face being punched, kicked and spat on daily. Fife, which had a total of 1046 assaults recorded for the three-year period, showed a 14% rise while Tayside had more than a 30% rise. The data shows that 120 assaults were recorded in January and February this year. The new figures have been blasted by former police officer and Kirkcaldy East SNP councillor Rod Cavanagh. He said: “Nobody should have to go to their work fearing that they’re likely to be assaulted.


Srebrenica lessons to be used on tackling hate crime

The interim leader of Police Scotland has said lessons taken from a trip to meet survivors of the Srebrenica genocide will be reflected in the force’s tackling of hate crime. Iain Livingstone travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina this week with Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland), a charity that organises commemoration events and wants people to learn from the lessons of the past and highlight the potential for ethnic tensions to escalate into violence. More than 8000 Muslim men and boys were killed in July 1995 by Bosnian Serb forces amid the break-up of the former Yugoslavia – Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War.


The 29 most wanted fugitives in the UK and why the police need to find them

There are 28 men and one woman currently on the UK’s most wanted list. Convicted or accused of a number of horrific crimes including child rape, paralysing a victim with a machete and drug trafficking, the police desperately want to track these people down.



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