Booze re­lated crime PERTH!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SI­MON DEAN

PERTH may be Bri­tain’s new­est city but the pretty town in the foothills of the Scot­tish Highlands is no stranger to ur­ban is­sues.

De­spite be­ing home to just 45,000 peo­ple, ev­ery day is a busy day for the Sher­iff’s Court which has to deal with THOU­SANDS of cases of drunk­en­ness, vi­o­lence and public dis­or­der ev­ery year.

Perth was last week given city sta­tus to mark the Queen’s Di­a­mond Jubliee, along with St As­aph in Wales and Chelms­ford in Es­sex.

Blighted

Lo­cals have been cam­paign­ing for the hon­our since it was taken from them in a lo­cal gov­ern­ment shake-up in 1975.

But be­neath the cel­e­bra­tions and cer­e­mony there lies a dark heart in this an­cient com­mu­nity on the banks of the River Tay.

Be­cause for all the his­tory, cul­ture and eco­nomic suc­cess the home of Scone Abbey, where Scot­land’s kings were once crowned, is blighted by booze.

We’ve trawled our archives to find some of the most out­landish of Perth’s crimes...

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