Cops blast police chiefs after unarmed officer stabbed by crazed knife fiend at Edinburgh college while armed officers HELD BACK
COPS have blasted top brass after an officer was stabbed by a crazed knife fiend while armed colleagues were held back in their car. The unarmed victim was urged to sue chiefs following Gabrielle Friel’s vicious assault after the yob had threatened to mount an attack in a college cafeteria. And the case sparked further outrage as Friel, 19, dodged jail despite admitting he put the policeman’s life at risk in Edinburgh. The city’s sheriff court heard the injured PC — who can’t be named for legal reasons — is still on “extended sick leave” eight months after he was stabbed in the back.
Police are investigating after claims a priest was spat on during an Orange walk. The Archdiocese of Glasgow claims the incident happened as Canon Tom White spoke to parishioners outside St Alphonsus Church in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon. It said the priest was spat on twice. Police are investigating the incident but the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland said none of its members were responsible.
A motorist who drove dangerously and at excessive speed almost collided with a police vehicle in Saltcoats. Colin Charles Foy was more than twice the drink-drive limit when he drove a car at Sandylands Caravan Park, Guthrie Road, Gladstone Road, Wyllie Road and Thomas Campbell Street on May 25 of this year. Foy drove a car dangerously and accelerated harshly, drove on a grass verge, drove at excessive speed, struck a grass slope, failed to stop for marked police vehicles, narrowly avoided colliding with a police vehicle and failed to indicate causing other drivers to evade action in order to avoid a collision.
Senior cop source ‘surprised’ no immediate action was taken after Glasgow priest was ‘spat at’ during Orange Walk as hate crime probe is launched
AN ATTACK on a priest during an Orange Order walk is being treated as a hate crime after the Catholic Church demanded answers over the “intimidating parades”. Witnesses claim Canon Tom White was spat at, struck with a baton and pelted with verbal abuse outside St Alphonsus’ church, near the Barrowland Ballroom, around 5.20pm yesterday And a senior source in the police force said they were “surprised” that no immediate action was taken. Detectives have now confirmed they are treating the alleged incident as a hate crime. A spokesperson said: “Police Scotland were made aware that a priest at the Barras was assaulted outside his church around 5.20pm yesterday.
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