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University of Edinburgh student charged with sexually assaulting a schoolgirl

A University of Edinburgh student, Benjamin Whittaker, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in a holiday let in the city of Edinburgh.

EUSA launch open letter condemning heavy-handed policing on campus

The Edinburgh University Student’s Association (EUSA) has launched an open letter calling on the university to protect student’s right to protest without intimidation. Addressed to Vice Chancellor Sir Peter Matheison,…

University of Edinburgh Student detained by police on campus

A University of Edinburgh student has been detained on campus by police at a pro-Palestine protest. The student was held in a police van on Lothian Street whilst protestors gathered…

Jo Farrell begins as new Chief Constable of Police Scotland

Jo Farrell picked up her post as the first female Chief Constable of Police Scotland last Monday. She joins the force from the Durham constabulary, where she has been in…

The Metropolitan Police: institutionally flawed and protecting rapists?

Serial rapist and former Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick has been sentenced to 36 life terms, for the crimes he committed against dozens of women. The Guardian has deemed David…

Has ‘true crime’ gone too far?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent disappearance of Nicola Bulley, a Lancashire mother of two, who has been missing since January 27th. Although disappearances are unfortunately not that uncommon,…

Inquest opens into police shooting of Chris Kaba

On 4 October, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) opened an inquest into the death of Chris Kaba, who was shot by police on 5 September in Streatham Hill,…

Four protesters along Edinburgh royal procession routes arrested for breaches of the peace

Four protesters have been arrested in Edinburgh in relation to breaches of the peace during royal processions following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The first arrest occurred on Sunday…