Weekly Roundup 15th March

Published 15 March 2019

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

On Monday, we announced the second year of the Rider Refinement North motorcycle safety course, which is being run by road safety partners in the north of Scotland. Road Policing Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie explains, “Last year was the first year we ran the course and saw 21 courses held between May and October in Forfar, Perth, Inverurie, Elgin and Dingwall. In total we had around 230 motorcyclists on the course. The feedback we received last year was overwhelmingly positive and many riders feedback to us about how it helped them and how they have changed their riding style as a result of the advice."

Also this week, two men were arrested and charged after the recovery of some £250k worth of cocaine, there was another sizeable drug seizure in the Mossend area of Belshill, and a third in Sighthill, Glasgow, resulting in the recovery of £386k of substances.

Meanwhile, in Edinburgh a man was banned from driving after being found to be six times over the limit, and a 34-year-old has been charged in connection with a fatal crash on the A90 on Tuesday,

In other news, a man has been sentenced after robbing an elderly lady in her home, a 59-year-old has been charged following a failed robbery at the Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh's Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, and a man has been jailed for almost nine years after a string of violent attacks in Polbeth.

And finally, today we welcomed members of Royal College of Defence Studies to our training college at Tulliallan.

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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