Laser attacks at Glasgow Airport have almost doubled in a year, posing a "real threat to flight safety'', a pilots' association has warned.
Man To Stand Trial For PC Murder
An Italian-born man will go on trial in the autumn for allegedly strangling and dismembering Pc Gordon Semple after meeting him on gay dating website Grindr.
Stefano Brizzi, 49, is accused of killing the 59-year-old officer at his flat on a day between April 1 and April 7.
He was taken before the Recorder of London, Nicholas Hilliard QC, at the Old Bailey to face the murder charge.
Bearded Brizzi appeared in court wearing dark sunglasses and a grey tracksuit, and was flanked by three dock officers.
The judge set a timetable for the case with a provisional trial date of Tuesday October 28.
A plea and case management hearing was fixed for June 29.
The defendant was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing on April 20.
Pc Semple was originally from Inverness in Scotland and had been with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years.
He went missing on April 1 and his remains were discovered a week later after a neighbour alerted Scotland Yard to a "smell of death'' coming from a property on the Peabody Estate in Southwark Street, south London.
A public consultation has been launched on the future of policing in Scotland over the next decade.
MSPs looking into the sporting legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games are carrying out a series of research visits across Scotland this week.
A Holyrood committee is calling for people to give their views on "ambitious'' Scottish Government plans to tackle child poverty.
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