Crime and justice
Police Scotland reported sexually exploited children to immigration enforcement
Police Scotland passed the details of over two hundred victims of crimes to Home Office immigration enforcement teams in a two year period, including sexually exploited children and women who’d been physically attacked and trafficked.
Patriotic Alternative Scotland voices support for man who pleaded guilty to terror charges
A leading figure in Patriotic Alternative Scotland has expressed support for a man who pleaded guilty to terrorism offences and urged members of the far right group to write to him in prison.
Only 3 out of 631 new Scottish limited partnerships formed by residents of Scotland
An analysis of all 631 Scottish companies that use opaque financial structures has revealed that only three were formed by residents of Scotland.
Man linked to far right Patriotic Alternative Scotland admits terror charges
A far right activist who co-hosted a podcast with prominent members of Patriotic Alternative (PA) Scotland has admitted to sharing terrorist materials.
Fewer than 1% of unauthorised tree fellings in Scotland result in prosecution
Fewer than one per cent of unauthorised tree fellings reported to Scottish Forestry have ended in a successful prosecution over nearly a decade, The Ferret has found.
Searching for the truth: what we know from the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry
The second hearing of the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry starts on Tuesday, 31 January. The Ferret, is launching a new podcast summarising the inquiry evidence, and met his family to hear about its impact so far.
Far right extremism most common ideology in latest counter-terrorism referral data
Far right extremism was the most common ideology of those in Scotland reported to the UK counter-terrorism programme, according to the latest Police Scotland data.
Scots far right group targeted by government counter-terrorism strategy
The far right group Patriotic Alternative Scotland is the subject of a counter-terrorism strategy involving the Scottish Government, The Ferret can reveal.
Revealed: Man linked to Glasgow Chinese ‘secret police station’ wined and dined politicians
The man behind a Glasgow restaurant accused of being a Chinese secret police station has wined and dined senior Scottish politicians, The Ferret can reveal.