Weekly Roundup 12th July

Published 12 July 2019

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

This week we launched ‘Bothy Watch’ – an initiative to raise awareness of the issues surrounding remote bothies across the south of Scotland.

PC Samantha Briggs, who is leading the initiative said: “The Bothy Watch initiative will promote sustainable and safe use of the bothies but at the same time I think it is vital to educate the new generation of users on the proper etiquette surrounding their use in order to reduce potential for anti-social behaviour.”

Elewhere in Scotland Edinburgh police launched Op Summer City 2019.

The initiative, which runs annually, is Edinburgh Division's campaign to keep the public safe over the duration of the Edinburgh International Festival.

A dedicated policing team will be out on patrol within the city centre over the coming weeks to engage with the public, deter criminal activity and respond to any incidents, which may arise.

Around Scotland drugs were recovered in Paisley, a man convicted of death by dangerous driving in Edinburgh, and a man was arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Aberdeen.

And finally Police Scotland officers will be at festivals across Scotland this summer - including TRNSMT at Glasgow Green this weekend (12-14 July) - to engage 12-18 year olds in relaxed conversations about what matters to them and how they can stay safe. An online survey has been developed for children and young people to complete while they talk to our officers, to record their feelings and opinions about how people their age interact with the police.

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

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