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The top stories on the Daily Record website today include: man dies after getting into difficulty on Scots coastline, Peter Manuel’s chilling tapes and Police Scotland staffing crisis.
Here are the main headlines.
Man dies after getting into difficulty during organized dive on Scots coastline
A man has died after getting into difficulty in the water during an organized scuba diving incident on the Scots coastline.
Emergency crews were rushed to Kinghorn Beach in Fife after receiving the alarm at 9.15am today by a nearby dive boat.
Specialist diving units, a coast guard helicopter, ambulance crews and police were drafted into the rescue mission.
READ MORE: Man dies after getting into difficulty during organized dive on Scots coastline
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Serial killer Peter Manuel’s chilling tapes recorded in Barlinnie could solve mystery
She is the international best-selling author of some of Scotland’s most thrilling crime novels.
Now Denise Mina believes she has solved the real-life mystery behind one of the country’s most notorious killing sprees.
The author of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed books, including The Long Drop about serial murderer Peter Manuel, and 2013 play Driving Manuel, has a fascination for the Glasgow-based killer who murdered at least eight people in the 1950s.
READ MORE: Serial killer Peter Manuel’s chilling tapes recorded in Barlinnie could solve mystery
Police Scotland faces staffing crisis as 1.8k officers considering leaving force amid new pension deal
Scotland’s police force is facing a staffing crisis with up to 1,800 officers considering leaving for bumper new pension deals.
The situation has become so concerning that Chief Constable Iain Livingstone you have taken the unprecedented step of writing to staff to ask them to make sure any change is the right move for them.
New rules which came into force last week mean officers can now retire after 25 years of service instead of 30 without being financially penalized. In an attractive golden handshake, they can also take more of their pension as a tax-free lump sum.
READ MORE: Police Scotland faces staffing crisis as 1.8k officers considering leaving force amid new pension deal
ScotRail alcohol ban ‘under review’ as SNP ministers consider future of passenger network
A booze ban on all ScotRail services is “under review” after the franchise passed to Scottish Government control.
Passengers are currently unable to bring their own alcoholic drinks on trains or purchase them from staff.
The policy was introduced across all ScotRail services in November 2020 as part of the transport network’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
READ MORE: ScotRail alcohol ban ‘under review’ as SNP ministers consider future of passenger network
Pervert dentist who sexually harassed colleagues now working for NHS Scotland
A pervert dentist who sexually harassed his colleagues is now working for the NHS Scotland .
Staff in the radiology department at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have no idea about Stuart Todd’s disgraced past.
In 2014 the 39-year-old made explicit sexual comments to workers at a dental practice in falkirk telling one he wanted to take pictures of her getting changed.
READ MORE: Pervert dentist who sexually harassed colleagues now working for NHS Scotland