Capital Reports - Scotland

23 March 2017, 11:25

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Thursday 23rd March

Westminster Attack Latest

Teresa May has addressed ministers in the commons, as London recovers from a terror attack, saying ''We are not afraid and our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism.''

Four people died, including the attacker.

One of those killed was named earlier as PC Kieth Palmer, who Mrs May described as ''every inch a hero, who's ''actions will never be forgotten''.

Officers tell us 8 people have now been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere overnight.

Another victim has been named as 43 year old Aysha Frade - her work DLD College - say she'll be 'sorely missed.'

Police Scotland tell us they're monitoring the situation closely, and reviewing all safety and security plans.

They've asked the public to stay vigilant.

A candlelit vigil will be held in London's Trafalgar Square this evening.

Child Abuse Offences Hit Nearly 12 A Day

Police Scotland logged 4,368 suspected sexual crimes against under-18s in 2015-16, say NSPCC Scotland.

Its up by 286 reported offences in the space of a year - and it is up 43% since 2011-12.

The NSPCC say a number of reasons could explain the increase.

They include improved methods of recording by police, people coming forward over non-recent incidents and survivors feeling more confident in disclosing abuse following various high-profile cases.

McGuinness Funeral

Thousands are expected at the funeral of terrorist-turned-peacemaker Martin McGuinness in Derry later.

Former US president Bill Clinton is among those due to attend.

Google Under Fire

Two of the world's biggest communication firms have become the latest to pull their advertising from Google.

AT-and-T and Verizon are angry about their brands being promoted on YouTube videos containing extremist content.

Poor Show From Scots

Scotland were booed off the pitch after being held to a 1-1 friendly draw by a Canada.

The Canadians are ranked 117th in the world

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