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Driver jailed for deliberately endangering a police officerThomas Sinclair pleaded guilty to culpably and recklessly driving off at speed when the officer was leaning into the car through an open door 'whereby he had to take evasive action to avoid being injured', all to his...

Driver jailed for deliberately endangering a police officerThomas Sinclair pleaded guilty to culpably and recklessly driving off at speed when the officer was leaning into the car through an open door 'whereby he had to take evasive action to avoid being injured', all to his...

Driver jailed for deliberately endangering a police officerThomas Sinclair pleaded guilty to culpably and recklessly driving off at speed when the officer was leaning into the car through an open door 'whereby he had to take evasive action to avoid being injured', all to his...

A 30-year-old man is to stand trial charged with attempting to murder a police officer with a sword.Craig Brown is alleged to have attacked Sgt Brian Simpson in Dumbarton last September.Prosecutors claim he threatened Sgt Simpson before repeatedly trying to hit him on the head...

Police to seize cars from uninsured drivers in crackdown Police are targeting uninsured drivers in a crackdown which aims to remove them from the country’s roads. It is estimated there are 40,000 uninsured drivers in Scotland, who are said by insurance experts to be more dangerous...

COUNCIL leaders have signalled they will end funding for community police officers due to local government cuts. Edinburgh currently stumps up £2.6 million a year for 54 additional officers, but is now considering slashing this as it tries to plug funding gaps. Giving evidence to a Holyrood committee, Justice Secretary...

Police Scotland scraps plan to cut officer numbers amid Brexit security concerns Police Scotland has shelved plans to cut 300 officer posts amid uncertainty over the impact of Brexit. The national force had planned to save £12.6 million by further reducing officer numbers in 2019-20. https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/police-scotland-scraps-plan-to-cut-officer-numbers-amid-brexit-security-concerns-1-4856526 Brexit: Scottish...

Number of Scottish police cars in collisions rises over four-year period New figures have revealed that in 2017, there were 43 collisions involving such vehicles, compared to just 13 in 2014. And between January and the start of November last year, a total of 40 crashes...

The number of drink drivers caught on Scotland’s roads over the festive season doubled from last year, police have revealed. One in 15 drivers breathalysed between December 1 and January 2 were over the limit. The previous year, one in 28 drivers stopped for a breath test...

Best way to save young men from life of crime may surprise you – (Ross Deuchar is a professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Crime, Policing and Social Justice within the University of the West of Scotland) Marginalised young men have moved from...