Stephen House

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Name: Stephen House
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 20 mins ago - 1 reports

Justice secretary has “washed hands” over armed police on streets.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has been accused of “washing his hands” off all responsibility regarding police officers carrying firearms on the streets of Scotland.It follows growing concern – particularly in the Highlands – over officers walking ... [Published Press and Journal - 1 hour ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Armed police on patrol in Dundee

This was the moment when a driver was pulled over by armed police in Dundee city centre.And the incident has sparked a row over firearms officers carrying out routine duties in the city.An eyewitness said: “They had their pistols on them. I think they ... [Published Evening Telegraph - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Chris Marshall: Police challenges extend beyond Games

THE Commonwealth Games will provide a fantastic showcase for Glasgow, but it will also bring one of the toughest tests yet for the country’s nascent police force.Formed on 1 April last year, Police Scotland saw the merger of the country’s eight regional ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Campaigners call for u-turn on armed police policy

SCOTTISH Ministers should hold Police Scotland to account over the controversial policy of arming officers, according to civil liberties campaigners.The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Justice Scotland have become the latest to call for a u-turn ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
Entities: Scotland, Police, Officer
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Leaders: Armed police | Flight MH17

THE idea of routinely armed police on the beat on the streets of Scotland may seem shocking but it is now a reality.Where once firearms were kept under lock and key – even held in safes until their use was sanctioned – now they are routinely worn by officers. ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 4 reports

Call for Holyrood debate on armed cops

Three armed officers on patrol in Inverness High Street.Labour is demanding a Scottish parliamentary debate on the change of policy which sees armed police undertaking routine patrols on the streets of Inverness.Shadow justice spokesman Graeme Pearson, ... [Published Inverness Courier - Jul 19 2014]
Entities: Officer, Police, Scotland
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 5 reports

Four in five scots oppose increased use of armed police

STV readers reject wider use of armed police in Scotland.All week controversy has brewed over a Police Scotland decision to arm hundreds of police officers.After members of the public complained following incidents where armed police were deployed to ... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Alexander seeks police guns meeting

Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander has asked to meet Police Scotland's chief constable over the routine deployment of armed police in the Highlands.The MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey requested the meeting over concerns that officers were carrying ... [Published BBC - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

Highland police guns policy could go to watchdog

Critics say that arming police is not appropriate for the Highlands and that outside attitudes are being foisted on the area.THE CONTROVERSIAL decision by Chief Constable Sir Stephen House to arm officers with handguns during routine patrol could be called ... [Published North Star - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 4 reports

MSP challenges top cop to come clean over Highland patrols guns policy

Dave Thompson: Wants police chief to address 'very real' public concernsAN MSP is calling on Scotland's police chief to come clean to the public on the rationale behind officers carrying gun whilst on patrol in the Highlands.SNP MSP Dave Thompson, whose ... [Published Ross-shire Journal - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

Police chief stands firm on Highland firearms controversy

Sir Stephen House has outlined his stanceScotland's Chief Constable has written to Highland Council’s deputy leader over his decision to arm police officers in the Highlands.Sir Stephen House told David Alston he "stands fully behind" his operational ... [Published Strathspey & Badenoch Herald - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 3 reports

Police guns policy 'ignores Highland values', says Kennedy

Local MP Charles Kennedy says Police Scotland must listen to the view of Highlanders.ROSS MP Charles Kennedy has welcomed a Highland Council motion calling on Police Scotland to review the routine deployment of armed police in the Highlands.Cross-party ... [Published North Star - Jun 27 2014]

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MacAskill ‘apathetic’ over armed police - Pearson [Published The Scotsman - 38 mins ago]
Justice secretary has “washed hands” over armed... [Published Press and Journal - 1 hour ago]
Armed police on patrol in Dundee [Published Evening Telegraph - 7 hours ago]
Chris Marshall: Police challenges extend beyond... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
Campaigners call for u-turn on armed police policy [Published The Scotsman - Jul 22 2014]
Leaders: Armed police | Flight MH17 [Published The Scotsman - Jul 20 2014]
Call for Holyrood debate on armed cops [Published Inverness Courier - Jul 19 2014]
Review promised on routine deployment of armed ... [Published Herald Scotland - Jul 19 2014]
Pressure on ministers over arming of Scots police [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 19 2014]
Pressure on ministers over arming of Scots police [Published The Scotsman - Jul 19 2014]
Four in five scots oppose increased use of arme... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 18 2014]
MSP concerned about armed police [Published Galloway Gazette - Jul 18 2014]
Bobbies with guns: Police Scotland chief refuse... [Published Daily Record - Jul 18 2014]
Armed police policy faces further questions aft... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 17 2014]
Alexander seeking chief constable meeting over ... [Published Scottish Liberal Democrats - Jul 17 2014]
Alexander seeks police guns meeting [Published BBC - Jul 17 2014]
Into the line of fire: Police Scotland a target... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Jul 17 2014]
Pressure on police to explain why officers on p... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 16 2014]
Highland police guns policy could go to watchdog [Published North Star - Jul 16 2014]
A row outside McDonald's? Send the gun squad [Published Inverness Courier - Jul 16 2014]
Routine arming of officers may be called in by ... [Published Northern Times - Jul 16 2014]
Fianais ga h-iarraidh air co-dhùnadh ghunnaichean [Published BBC - Jul 16 2014]
MSP challenges top cop to come clean over Highl... [Published Ross-shire Journal - Jul 16 2014]
MSP enters row over armed officers [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
MSP's pot shot at Highlands guns policy [Published Strathspey & Badenoch Herald - Jul 15 2014]
Concerned SNP MSP calls for rationale of Police... [Published For Argyll.com - Jul 15 2014]
Top cop refuses to change his gun policy in Inv... [Published Highland News - Jul 10 2014]
Police chief stands firm on Highland firearms c... [Published Strathspey & Badenoch Herald - Jul 08 2014]
Chief Constable defends guns decision despite c... [Published John O' Groat Journal - Jul 08 2014]
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