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SNP sentencing policy puts criminals before victims

NICOLA STURGEON’S 2017/18 Programme for Government committed her Government to increasing the current presumption against jail terms of 3-months to 12-months, on the basis that short sentences simply do not ‘work’: that short sentences do little to rehabilitate or prevent reoffending.

Dundee police informant

TheCourier.co.uk report that a Dundee taxi driver has claimed police told him they could not accept anonymous tips about drug dealing in the city. The man said he provided police with information on several occasions resulting in raids on properties across the city.

A90 crossing fears forcing HGVs through Edzell village

TheCourier.co.uk report how HGV drivers are clogging up Edzell village in their determination to dodge the A90 Northwater Bridge junction.

Liam highlighted this issue to Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, by saying: 

Campaign to punish those who harm trained animals

HeraldScotland report on the launch of my campaign to bring in new legislation to “adequately punish those who harm trained animals like dogs and horses who serve the police, fire service, military or other public services”.

Police chiefs urged to keep promise on moving jobs north

The Press and Journal report on my comments urging Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to keep to their promise and relocate jobs to the north and north-east. This comes amid speculation that further office closures are planned.

ICO blasts SPA over data security failures

The HeraldScotland report on the Information Commissioner’s Office "damning" report into data security failures at the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). The report demands “immediate” action at the SPA after making dozens of “urgent” recommendations.

New report on the BTP merger with Police Scotland

The Scotsman report that the merger of British Transport Police - Scotland with Police Scotland risks creating life-threatening safety issues and will cost up to an extra £500,000 per officer, a new report has stated.