Weekly Roundup - 11th May

Published 11 May 2018

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.

Yesterday, we announced our support for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, which this year focuses on the issue of stress. Inspector Julie Robertson from Safer Communities Mental Health said, “Stress is a normal human response which we all experience at times in our lives, however for many people, stress can become unmanageable.”

There have been several arrests and convictions for violent crimes in the past week. A man was convicted for the 2017 murder of Euan Johnston in Glasgow, another individual was given over seven years in jail for the culpable homicide of five-month-old Haley Davidson, three people were charged in connection with an assault in Aberdeen, and a man was arrested after an assault in Edinburgh’s west end.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old man appeared in Elgin Sheriff Court after using counterfeit notes in numerous Forres shops.

And finally, we’ve been getting our motors running and heading out on the highway this past week, with not one but two initiatives aimed at motorcycle safety. Operation Armour, formerly known as Operation Trinity, is an Aberdeen based campaign focusing on clamping down on unsafe and anti-social motorbike riding, and is now in its tenth year of operation. Meanwhile, we also launched our Breathtaking Roads campaign, which again focuses on safe riding while enjoying the spectacular sights of Scotland.

That's it for this week, folks. Have a great weekend, stay safe, and we'll see you again next Friday.

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