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Stornoway police vehicles fitted with stickers to mark the centenary of the Iolaire disasterChief Inspector Ian Graham, area commander for the Western Isles, said: “The Iolaire disaster is a hugely significant event in the history of the Western Isles and we are proud to be...

#LestWeForgetAYRSHIRE POLICE DIVISION – THE GREAT WAR CENTENARY MEMORIAL SERVICE 1918-2018This morning Ayr Police Station hosted a memorial service for Ayrshire Police Officers who gave their lives during both the Great War and Second World War.Between 1914 and 1918, 15 Police officers and 6 Police...

Increasing levels of criminality in the countryside have prompted the farmers’ union in England to call on Police and Crime Commissioners to make tackling rural crime a strategic objective all year round. The appeal by NFU deputy president, Guy Smith, follows a national day of...

Police numbers in Edinburgh down by 40 since creation of single force The number of police officers in Edinburgh has dropped by 40 since the formation of Police Scotland – and another 40 have gone from the next-door Lothians & Scottish Borders division. Latest figures show...

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has been asked to make an urgent Holyrood statement after it emerged police officer numbers have fallen to the lowest level in almost a decade. Official Scottish Government figures showed there were 17,147 full-time equivalent officers in the country at the end...

Leicester helicopter crash: Hero police officer ran towards crashed helicopter and desperately tried to smash windows with baton to rescue passengersA hero police officer desperately tried to break the windows of the helicopter used by Leicester City’s owner to rescue trapped passengers after it crashed.Witnesses...

Police Scotland officers ‘anxious and suicidal’ as cops take over 40,000 days off The Scottish police union are calling for change after the shocking sick leave stats were revealed. Police officers took almost 40,000 days off work last year due to stress-related illness. The Scottish Police...

SCOTLAND’s police union has warned of a creeping return of football hooliganism after what law enforcement sources call a “toxic” series of matches. The Scottish Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, is concerned for the safety of its own members and supporters at grounds amid...

Leicester helicopter crash: Hero police officer ran towards crashed helicopter and desperately tried to smash windows with baton to rescue passengersA hero police officer desperately tried to break the windows of the helicopter used by Leicester City’s owner to rescue trapped passengers after it crashed.Witnesses...

Top Scottish cop admits home curfew errors before Paisley murder Scotland’s top policeman has admitted that mistakes were made in the home curfew system before the senseless murder of a father of three. Two damning official reviews last week found that some prisoners had been at...