Police Scotland has had to pay out nearly £10,000 since 2015 on repairing vehicles damaged by potholes, records show. The force recorded 14 cases of pothole damage out of a fleet of more than 3,500, with the cost estimated at £9,795. Three of those occurred in 2015 at a cost of £777.56, five in 2016 (£1,328.78), two in 2017 (£6,972.70) and four in 2018 (£717.96). Vehicles are repaired in police workshops and the cost of fixing the damage is recharged through the force’s budget. In England, records showed that 171 emergency service vehicles had been damaged in pothole-related accidents since 2015
As many as 10,000 police officers will be on hand to protect Donald Trump from mass protests and a possible terror attack when he makes his visit to Britain next month. Hundreds of van filled with frontline officers are set to be drafted in to stop any planned protests turning violent when the controversial POTUS makes his highly anticipated visit to the UK. The next day, he is expected to hold talks with Theresa May at the Prime Minister’s country retreat, Chequers, before meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle. On his last day, the President is expected to visit his Turnberry golf course in Scotland before heading home.
DRUG gangs are using children as young as 12 to import heroin and other Class A drugs into Scotland after police successes in disrupting traditional delivery routes and crime syndicates. Children and vulnerable adults are being used as “mules” to bring in the drugs. Kids are even distributing heroin on bicycles. In a ground-breaking study academics from the University of the West of Scotland, the University of West London and the Metropolitan State University in Minnesota interviewed 43 present and former high-level criminals to map the changes.
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