In The Sunday Post commenting after Scottish Ministers rejected a recommendation to introduce annual inspections on the addresses of every convicted paedophile and sexual predator to ensure vulnerable people are not living nearby.
A number of newspapers and websites report on recent figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service that show £5.2 million of sheriff court fines from 2014/15 to 2016/17 were unpaid as of October 11 – 15.9% of the total handed out in that period.
The Scotsman report that around two-thirds of British Transport Police officers are unsure whether they will transfer to Police Scotland following the controversial merger. This comes after an internal survey showed that less than half of BTP officers and civilian staff intend to move across.
Herald Scotland report that John Foley, ex-Chief Executive of Scottish Police Authority (SPA), received £166,568 in “compensation for loss of office” after six months in charge of a council construction firm.
Liam is in the Daily Record this week discussing new figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives that show Police Scotland has spent over £77,000 on legal fees from challenging Freedom of Information requests.
The Times and The Sunday Times report how wealthy criminals have failed to pay £6.5 million required from them under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Many of the criminals still owe money years after confiscation orders were imposed by the courts.
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