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STEPHEN HOUSE QUITS AS POLICE CHIEF

Stephen House stands down as police chief http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13630238.Sir_Stephen_House_stands_down_as_police_chief/ Rebecca Gray, Reporter / Thursday 27 August 2015 / News SIR Stephen House is to stand down early as Scotland’s most senior police officer. Police Scotland Chief Constable made the announcement this morning after a spate of controversies surrounding the single force. He will leave his post […]

SHEKU BAYOH’S FAMILY MEET LORD ADVOCATE

STATEMENT ISSUED BY AAMER ANWAR SOLICITOR ON BEHALF OF THE SHEKU BAYOH FAMILY FOLLOWING THEIR MEETING WITH THE LORD ADVOCATE AT CROWN OFFICE THIS AFTERNOON 26th August 2015 When the Lord Advocate met with the Bayoh family on the 14th May, they put their trust in his promise to ensure a robust, independent and transparent […]

M9 CRASH DEATHS

M9 crash deaths prompt urgent review of Police Scotland call handling BY Libby Brooks – GUARDIAN  Sunday 12 July 2015  Scottish justice secretary launches review after officers from force centralised in 2013 and since subjected to severe cuts failed to respond to report of crash Chief Constable Stephen House’s assertion that Police Scotland’s error was […]

MAJID HAQ SUSPENSION OVER

Press Statement 25th June 2015 by Aamer Anwar Solicitor acting for cricketer Majid Haq during his disciplinary investigation by Cricket Scotland. “I’m glad to see that Cricket Scotland has finally lifted the suspension of Majid Haq after three long months of a disciplinary investigation. That anyone should be punished for tweeting ‘Always tougher when your […]

POLICE CAN REFUSE STATEMENTS

Police can refuse statements over custody deaths BBC NEWS 9TH JUNE 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-33070577 Sheku Bayoh died in police custody on Sunday 3 May Police officers can refuse to give a statement on custody deaths if there is a possibility they will be involved in a criminal complaint, the justice secretary has confirmed. The Police Investigations and […]

PIRC ON BAYOH

STATEMENT BY AAMER ANWAR ON BEHALF OF THE BAYOH FAMILY IN RESPONSE TO COMMENTS BY THE SCOTTISH POLICE FEDERATION. The personal attacks by the Police Federation and others have compounded the grief of Sheku’s family. This case is about the death of a young man Sheku Bayoh in police custody and his family have every right to […]

COULSON CLEARED OF PERJURY

Andy Coulson cleared of perjury as Scottish court case collapses Judge agrees with defence argument that Coulson’s alleged lies about phone hacking were not material to main case at Tommy Sheridan trial GUARDIAN -Severin Carrell and Lisa O’Carroll David Cameron’s former director of communications, Andy Coulson, was cleared of perjury on Wednesday when a Scottish […]

ANDY COULSON ACQUITTED

3rd JUNE- PRESS RELEASE- ANDY COULSON ACQUITTED   (with Tom Watson MP on 7th July 2011 before handing in dossier to Strathclyde Police)  (Coulson at Sheridan Trial) Statement by Solicitor Aamer Anwar- who submitted the dossier and complaint to Strathclyde Police on the 7th July 2011, leading to Operation Rubicon and Andrew Coulson being charged […]

BAYOH FAMILY HIT BACK

This afternoon solicitor Peter Watson and the Scottish Police Federation launched a personal attack on the Sheku Bayoh family solicitor Aamer Anwar In a press release they accused him of directing  “increasingly hyperbolic, inaccurate and bizarre rhetoric at the Scottish Police Federation”  Below is the response of the Bayoh family and their solicitor:- Statement by the […]

Sheku Bayoh Family hits out

Sheku Bayoh: Mother of man who died in police custody hits out after a lawyer issues legal threat over Facebook page 26 MAY 2015 DAILY RECORD by Sarah Vesty A warning letter was sent from PBW Law, who represent the officers involved in the death, warning a Facebook page set up has broken the law. © […]