TheCourier.co.uk report on my plea for a tougher stance to be taken against those who commit arson. Last week, Auditor General Caroline Gardner said the number of fires in Scotland had increased by 3% in 2016-17.
Figures released by the Scottish Conservatives show that more than 155 incidents of anti-social behaviour are reported every day across Angus and Tayside. In addition, the figures demonstrate that there have been almost 1,000 anti-social behaviour incidents reported per day across Scotland.
Figures from Police Scotland show that there was a 1.7% increase in total crime during the period 1 April, 2017 to 31 March 2018 compared to last year. The figure increases to 3.4% when statistics on weapon possession – which were not previously recorded separately – are included.
The Scottish Sun report that Police Scotland bosses have spent almost £500,000 in home, car and tax perks since the national force was established. One example includes £120,000 in relocation costs on top of a £175,000 salary.
TheCourier.co.uk reveal that former soldier Arnold Dousse was recently jailed for seven years at the High Court in Edinburgh for a sickening catalogue of historic sex crimes against children, one of which took their own life.