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“If pubs and nightclubs allowed their clientele to behave the way football clubs do then they would be closed down until they got their act together. It is at the stage now where we need to say: ‘You need to get this sorted out because...

“If pubs and nightclubs allowed their clientele to behave the way football clubs do then they would be closed down until they got their act together. It is at the stage now where we need to say: ‘You need to get this sorted out because...

The Scottish Police Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce that following assistance provided by the fund to another worthy cause and member of the Police family, we have enabled a budding sports star of the future to live his dream.Eythan Galloway (13), son of serving...

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...