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This is an important point in Scottish Football's history and if the review is implemented, should lead to a safer, fairer, more secure and pleasant environmentThe Scottish Police Federation welcomes the Publication of DCC Mark Robert’s Independent Review of Football Policing in Scotland.The Scottish Police...

Football clubs pledge to work together with police following stadium trouble report The review was commissioned by the Chief Constable of Police Scotland and carried out by Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, of South Yorkshire Police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for football policing....

HMP Perth one of the most targeted prisons in Scotland for drone contraband The dangers of flying drones delivering contraband into prisons have been highlighted after figures revealed HMP Perth is one of the most targeted jails in Scotland. Twenty four incidents involving drones have been...

Theresa May faces backlash after insisting police cuts have ‘no direct correlation’ to rising knife crime Theresa May sparked a fierce backlash over the government’s handling of knife crime after denying police cuts are linked to the latest wave of fatal stabbings. Senior police officers and...

Hundreds of vulnerable looked-after children going missing from care Since 2016, Police Scotland and the missing persons register have been alerted about 218 looked-after children in Fife, 93 in Dundee, 70 in Perth and Kinross, and 20 in Angus. A Courier investigation revealed all 409 youngsters...

North-east fine dodgers among £1.9 million of unpaid Scottish court penalties North and north-east fine dodgers have been forced to repay outstanding debts after court officers froze their bank accounts. Fines imposed by Aberdeen and Tain courts – which had been long overdue – were seized...

Glasgow and Edinburgh account for half of Scotland’s hate crimes Nearly half of recorded hate crimes in Scotland took place in Glasgow and Edinburgh, a report has found. Just over a fifth of the country’s population lives in the two cities (21%) but they accounted for...

Boy, 11, suspected of possessing drugs as police stop and search increases in Courier Country An 11-year-old was among the thousands of people stopped and searched by police in Tayside and Fife last year, new figures show. The boy, who was the youngest subject of the...

The publicly stated costs of preparing for Brexit currently stand at £4.2 billion – of which Scotland’s share by population would be over £344 million. This would be enough cash to train the equivalent of nearly 3,500 teachers, 2,400 nurses and over 1,800 police officers,...

‘Gold card’ promise of immediate healthcare welcomed by top police officer A senior Tayside police officer has welcomed the idea of a so-called gold card giving people in crisis “immediate” healthcare treatment. Suzie Mertes, Superintendent for the Tayside division of Police Scotland, said officers were often...