3rd May 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

3rd May 2019

79 anti-social behaviour incidents a day in north-east reported to police

Nearly 80 incidents of anti-social behaviour a day were reported to police in the north-east across a nine-month period last year.


Police crackdown nets 160 dangerous drivers in Aberdeen

Hazlehead and West End CPT carried out an operation last week, which has been praised by councillors, aimed at improving driver behaviour in areas flagged up by community councils. They also visited schools in the west of Aberdeen, talking to pupils about new equipment and educating motorists on surrounding streets.


Sheku Bayoh: The death of a black man in Scottish police custody

Sheku Bayoh’s relatives still searching for answers after black trainee gas engineer died in police custody in Scotland.


Sheku Bayoh’s family: Racism has denied us justice

The sister of a man who died in police custody four years ago today has said racism has denied her family justice for her brother’s death. The sister of a man who died in police custody four years ago today has said racism has denied her family justice for her brother’s death. Sheku Bayoh, a 31-year-old father-of-two, died in Kirkcaldy in 2015 after being restrained by police officers using batons and incapacitant spray while responding to a call about a man with a knife. Last month following a ruling by the Court of Session, two of the officers involved in the case, Nicole Short and Alan Paton, were allowed to retire on health grounds.


Police crackdown on dangerous drivers in Clydebank

Drivers in Clydebank who flout speed limits, use mobile phones or choose not to wear their seatbelt are being targeted this week by police this week. The nationwide campaign to promote safer driving runs until Sunday, May 5 and will be led by the Road Policing Division, with support from the safety camera units. A similar week-long initiative in February in Scotland caught 423 speeding drivers, while a further 1,164 offences were detected by the safety camera units.


Area commander for Perth and Kinross says police cannot be childminders to anti-social youths

Perth’s top police officer says the force is having to undertake “childminding duties” because of unruly youngsters in Perth. Chief Inspector Ian Scott (left), area commander for Perth and Kinross, said Police Scotland’s Tayside division is having to deal with increased instances of teenagers behaving inappropriately in various places across the city. He says police officers are often called out to both the North and South Inch, Moncreiffe Island and Perth College UHI’s Crieff Road campus to deal with teenagers behaving badly and drinking alcohol, taking police resources away from other areas.
Now, he has warned parents his officers are not a babysitting service.


Clutha helicopter fuel warnings ‘would never be ignored’

The narrative of the Clutha helicopter crash investigation “does not make sense”, a senior police air support officer who worked with the crew has said. Inspector Nick Whyte, then the duty sergeant at Glasgow heliport and an experienced police air observer, said he had flown the Police Scotland helicopter with the pilot, David Traill, many times, most recently seven days before the fatal crash on November 29, 2013. He said the observers PC Kirsty Nelis and PC Tony Collins could have responded in several ways to the five red and yellow caution or warning lights which came on during the flight.



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