Weekly Roundup 13th September

Published 13 September 2019

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

201 new officers joined our ranks at Wednesday's Passing Out Parade at the Tulliallan Police College, and there to take in the occasion was a 95-year-old lady who just happens to be Perth's very first female officer. Minnie Clark (nee McLaren) was the first female officer to join Perth City Police in April 1942. Minnie met with ACC Angela McLaren, who presented her with a framed copy of her police personnel record. Minnie said: "Times have changed, there was no drug crime then, it was mostly alcohol related, theft or breach of the peace. I wish all the new recruits good health and hope they enjoy their police service. It is a very rewarding occupation, though can be rather dangerous."

Also this week, there were multiple charges and convictions brought about relating to serious crimes. A man was convicted of the 2018 murder of Mahammad Abu Samour, a 21-year-old was convicted of the culpable homicide of his three-week-old daughter, and a man has been charged with the deaths of Renee and Andrew MacRae, which occurred in 1976.

Meanwhile, a man has been jailed for the non-recent abuse of girls in Fallin, and a man responsible for a string of sexual offences in Falkirk over a period of fourteen years has been sentenced to twelve years in prison.

In other news, there was a significant cannabis cultivation recovered in Falkirk, and a drugs seizure worth over £357k in Clydebank.

And finally, as well as the 201 new officers passing out this week, we also welcomed 85 new recruits and 13 transferees into the Police College.

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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