Dog offence figures published

Police Scotland released figures on recorded crimes for failing to keep dogs under proper control. This exposed widespread confusion over recording procedures and the statistics handed out.

Charity raises HMP Grampian young offenders concerns

According to The Press and Journal, a leading prisoner support charity Families Outside has been left disappointed with HMP Grampian’s young offenders prison. Young offenders were moved out of the specialist facility in 2014 following a riot just weeks after the prison opened.

SNP's flagship policies in tatters

Really pleased with my column for The Press and Journal on Friday. I talk about police numbers and challenges, the AWPR bill and the #FinnsLawpetition for Finnforchange . Have a read, see what you think and sign the petition!!

Highest murder rate in the UK held by Scottish police division finds report

The Daily Express carry a story into the murder rate in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and how this is the highest throughout the UK. This amounts to a murder rate of 4.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. South of the Border, homicide rates for Greater Manchester amounted to 2.8 per 100,000.