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Call for Scots police to have alcohol search powers after beach melee Police officers should be given powers to search young people for alcohol to prevent anti-social behaviour at some large-scale gatherings, it has been claimed. Publishing a review of police stop-and-search powers, a Scottish Government...

UNDER FIREJustice Secretary Humza Yousaf accused of ‘promoting release of domestic abusers’ with curb on jail terms under a year Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has been accused of “promoting the release of domestic abusers” with his curb on jail terms under a year. Umbrella body Scottish...

Seasonal clamp down on antisocial behaviour in Borders Police have vowed to clamp down on antisocial behaviour this summer. Officers are expecting an increase in disorder and underage drinking during the Common Riding season. And they are appealing to parents to make sure they know where...

Scotland policing chaos as another senior officer quits after just six months Scotland’s policing is embroiled in more chaos after another senior figure quit their post. Hugh Grover, chief executive of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), has left his role just six months after being appointed....

Dunfermline station included in critical report of police estate Dunfermline’s police station has been named three times in a condemning report exposing the state of stations in Scotland. The town HQ has been called out for the state of disused toilets which have fallen into disarray...

Police Scotland crackdown on adults buying alcohol for kids in Glasgow Adults who buy booze for children are asking for a fine of up to £5000 or even a jail term – and cops are watching them. That’s the message from a hard hitting new city-wide...

Scots child porn offenders and road killers to escape jail in justice shake-up Possession of child pornography and causing death by dangerous driving may no longer mean jail under radical plans to phase out sentences of less than a year in Scotland. Lord Turnbull, one of...

Two police officers have been taken to hospital after their stationary car was hit by another vehicle on a motorway hard shoulder.Wishing our injured colleagues well.The male officers were attending a Vauxhall Corsa which left the road on the M876 near Falkirk at about 07:40.The...

Scottish Police officers being urged to take part in this year’s Welfare and Wellbeing Survey.This year’s questionnaire covers demographics, work environment, work-life balance, physical and mental health while another section will ask how officers are coping with the job.All answers will remain confidential and the...