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Top stories on the Daily Record website today include: Man dies after getting into trouble on Scottish coast, Peter Manuel scary tapes and Scottish police personnel crisis.
Here are the main titles.
Man dies after encountering difficulties during organized dive off Scottish coast
A man has died after struggling in the water during an organized scuba diving incident on the Scottish coast.
Emergency teams have been dispatched Kinghorn Beach in Fife after being alarmed at 9.15am today by a nearby dive boat.
Specialized diving units, a coast guard helicopters, paramedics and police were enlisted in the rescue mission.
READ MORE: Man dies after encountering difficulties during organized dive off Scottish coast
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Chilling tapes of serial killer Peter Manuel recorded in Barlinnie could solve the mystery
She is the international bestselling author of some of Scotland’s most exciting criminality novels.
Now Denise Mina thinks she’s solved the real-life mystery behind one of the country’s most famous murder trips.
The author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including The Long Drop about serial murderer Peter Manuel and the 2013 play Driving Manual, is fascinated by the Based in Glasgow killer who murdered at least eight people in the 1950s.
READ MORE: Chilling tapes of serial killer Peter Manuel recorded in Barlinnie could solve the mystery
Police Scotland face a staffing crisis as 1,800 officers plan to leave the force under a new pensions deal
Police Scotland are facing a staffing crisis with up to 1,800 officers considering leaving on new windfall retirement deals.
The situation has become so worrying that the chief of police Iain Livingstone took the unprecedented step of writing to staff asking them to ensure that any change is the right decision for them.
New rules that came into effect 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 receive more of their pension in the form of tax-free capital.
READ MORE: Police Scotland face staffing crisis as 1.8k officers consider leaving force under new pensions deal
ScotRail alcohol ban ‘under review’ as SNP ministers consider future of passenger network
An alcohol ban on all ScotRail services is “under review” after the franchise came under the control of the Scottish Government.
Passengers cannot currently bring their own alcoholic beverages on trains or buy them from staff.
The policy has been introduced in all Scot Rail services in November 2020 as part of the transmission network’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
READ MORE: ScotRail alcohol ban ‘under review’ as SNP ministers consider future of passenger network
Perverse dentist who sexually harassed colleagues now working for NHS Scotland
A perverse dentist who sexually harassed his colleagues now work for the NHS Scotland .
The staff of the radiology department of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have no idea of Stuart Todd’s disgraced past.
In 2014, the 39-year-old made explicit sexual comments to workers at a dental office in falkirk telling one of them that he wanted to take pictures of her changing.
READ MORE: Kinky dentist who sexually harassed colleagues now working for NHS Scotland