Police and Fire issue stern warning about deliberate fire starting in Nairn
Officers are to join firefighters to patrol the town’s beach and links during the school holidays, with the aim of deterring any potential fires. Inspector Mike Middlehurst said: “Previous joint patrols with our colleagues rom Scottish Fire and Rescue have proved very successful and we are pleased to be continuing this during the summer. “What starts out as piece of fun could very quickly develop into a serious situation putting people and property at risk, as well as causing significant long lasting environmental damage.
ALMOST £19 million of potential savings to Scotland’s public sector have been identified in a counter-fraud operation across government, councils, Police Scotland and other public bodies. The UK-wide National Fraud Initiative (NFI) led here every two years by Audit Scotland, found £18.6m of fraud and error, including future losses prevented by the work. A total of 113 Scottish public bodies took part in the 2016/17 NFI. The scheme used data matching to track down fraud and over-payments, for example comparing council tax records to the latest electoral register or blue parking badges to deceased persons’ records.
Police have stepped up patrols close to the scenes of two serious crimes alleged to have taken place in the city last week. The force said both Baxter Park and Eastern Cemetery would see an “enhanced police presence” over the coming days. It comes after police launched an investigation into reports of a woman being sexually assaulted as she walked through Baxter Park, in the Stobswell area of the city.
Fighting for Finn: East Kilbride primary pupils meet brave hero police dog attacked on duty
Primary six kids at Mossneuk have been learning all about democracy and the Parliament. And to bring their studies to life, class teacher Heather Kelly decided to share with them the story of Finn’s Law. Finn is a retired police dog from London who was brutally attacked in 2016 while on duty. During the incident, Finn sustained numerous life-threatening stab wounds, resulting in extensive surgery. Handler PC Dave Wardell – who is still serving – has campaigned across the UK to develop Finn’s Law which aims to change current legislation and ensure that people who carry out similar acts of violence against service animals receive tougher convictions.
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