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False fire alarm calls costing £1m a year to north of Scotland hospitals Firefighters across the Highlands and Islands, Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen attended a staggering 2,693 unnecessary “blue-light” calls since 2013. There were 991 false alarms in the Highlands and Islands – where Raigmore in...

Devastating news. Thoughts with family, friends and close colleagues of PC Dean Morrison#PoliceFamilyThe body of PC Dean Morrison, 40, was recovered from the Barry Burn in Carnoustie at around 12.40pm on Sunday.His death is being treated as unexplained and there are not thought to be...

SCOTLAND’S Justice Secretary is looking at alternatives to controversial plans to merge Police Scotland and the British Transport Police (BTP) north of the Border. Humza Yousaf told a Holyrood committee that government officials had been working with both organisations on possible options ranging from voluntary information sharing to new...

Devastating news. Thoughts with family, friends and close colleagues of PC Dean Morrison#PoliceFamilyThe body of PC Dean Morrison, 40, was recovered from the Barry Burn in Carnoustie at around 12.40pm on Sunday.His death is being treated as unexplained and there are not thought to be...

Police struggle with repeat complainers as 11 people cost force thousands Police bosses have identified 11 persistent complainers whose allegations against officers are costing the national force huge amounts of time and money. The SPA said that since the creation of PSoS in 2013, the individuals...

Police Scotland has been urged to deliver a more clear and consistent approach by a watchdog. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has published its review of how the force can meet targets. It will assist Police Scotland in identifying and agreeing priorities and preparing...

Police eyeing campus share with Angus Council in move from creaking Forfar town centre HQ Faced with a million pound bill to bring the sprawling offices at West High Street up to scratch, the force is putting the finishing touches to a business case for a...

Scotland facing Brexit doomsday with bedlam at borders, street riots and national crime wave Scotland faces a Brexit nightmare of civil unrest, increased crime and transport chaos, frontline police chiefs have warned. The Police Federation have warned that 900 extra officers will be needed after EU...

Computer says ‘no’: Fraud algorithm denies tens of thousands justice Tens of thousands of fraud victims have been denied justice after a computer algorithm dismissed four-fifths of reported cases. The Sunday Telegraph reports that 80 per cent of fraud incidents reported to the police in 2017-18...

Warning over ‘soft-touch’ justice after domestic abuse incidents show rise The number of domestic abuse cases rose by 1% for the second year in a row from 58,810 to 59,541, new figures show. Around four in every five cases involved a female victim and male perpetrator,...