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BASC seeks clarity on expanded SSPCA powers

In light of new investigatory powers granted to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (SSPCA), the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has issued a letter to Police Scotland and the Crown Office, urging them to closely monitor and guard against the potential for bias in any evidence gathered by the… Read more »

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The CPS have decided to charge a police sergeant over an alleged assault during the G20 protests.
CPS to charge G20 police officer

By politics.co.uk staff The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have taken the decision to charge a police sergeant over an alleged assault during the G20 protests. The charges relate to the alleged attack of Nicola Fisher, who was one of the protesters who was ‘kettled’ during the G20 demonstrations in London this April. Ms Fisher claims… Read more »

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Concerns were raised today about the treatment of people with mental health problems by the criminal justice system.
CPS failing victims with mental health problems

By Liz Stephens Concerns were raised today about the treatment of people with mental health problems by the criminal justice system. A report by an influential group of MPs expressed “deep concerns” that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is failing victims and witnesses with a history of mental illness. The report says: “Victims and witnesses… Read more »