The number of recorded violent crimes has risen by 10 per cent, according to new figures from Police Scotland. The force said it detected 4,817 more offences in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18; the equivalent of 90 extra crimes a week.
Recent research from Privilege Car Insurance revealed that 23 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds cannot resist using their phones to check their social media accounts when behind the wheel. This dangerous obsession with mobiles has also led to 28 per cent of millennials reading and sending text messages while driving.
A tipper truck driver who was responsible for causing the death of a woman after driving on the wrong side of the road was sentenced to more than three years’ imprisonment at Glasgow High Court last Thursday.
The former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape.