Police call-handling performance has continued to improve over the past year, a new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has found.
Boy Killed As He Crossed Road Named
Police have named a six-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car as he crossed the road.
Robbie Quigg was struck by the vehicle on Cumberland Road in Greenock, Inverclyde, at about 5.15pm on Wednesday.
The youngster, who lived in the road, was taken to hospital where he died in the early hours of Thursday.
A 44-year-old man who was driving the Peugeot 407 was not injured.
Sergeant Kenny Malaney said: "This was a serious incident which has tragically resulted in the death of a young boy.
"Specialist officers are carrying out inquiries and my thoughts are with the family at this time. Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances of the crash.
"At this time we are asking anyone who may have information, or who witnessed the crash, to please contact the Paisley Road policing unit on the non-emergency number 101.''
Masked armed robbers have made off with a five-figure sum of cash after swooping on a security van in a night-time raid.
Drop-off charges are to be introduced at one of Scotland's busiest airports as part of plans for a new multi-million pound facility.
Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
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