Booze related crime PERTH!
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.
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...