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.
Three In Court Over Train Stabbing
Three people have been charged with assault after a train conductor was stabbed on board an afternoon service.
The 43-year-old ticket examiner needed hospital treatment after the incident on the Largs to Glasgow Central train as it approached West Kilbride station just after 3pm yesterday.
Paramedics also treated a 40-year-old man at the scene for a minor injury.
Two men and a woman were arrested and appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today in connection with the incident.
James Bunce, 35, from Largs, was charged with assault along with Thomas McCulloch, 21, from Saltcoats, and Terri Reid, 26, from Ardrossan.
They made no plea or declaration and will appear in court again at a later date.
A ScotRail spokeswoman said: "We do not tolerate crime on the railway and we are fully co-operating with British Transport Police in their investigation."
The train worker is being treated at Crosshouse Hospital where his condition is described as stable.
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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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