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Mon Nov 16 4:53 pm  #1

More Govan and Glasgow NEWS. . .

Refugees found wandering M8 in Glasgow
after spending days in lorries to get to UK

REFUGEES have been found wandering along a busy motorway after claiming to have jumped from lorries, the Evening Times can reveal. Dozens of people - who say they have boarded HGVs to get to Scotland to claim asylum - have been found by cops at the side of the carriageway of the M8 in Glasgow.

Insiders revealed the most recent incident saw a man removed from the busy motorway at 5.30am last Friday. He claimed he had been locked in the back of a truck of days on his journey to the city. One source said around 80 refugees had been picked up on the motorway in Glasgow since the start of the year.

They said: "As well as people from Syria, we have had others claiming to have travelled from China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. "When they are picked up, they say they have jumped from lorries onto the motorway after travelling up through England from Europe. "Not only is this extremely dangerous for the stowaway, but it also poses a risk for drivers on the motorway."


Man carried for almost 100 yards on car roof
after being struck as he stepped off the pavement

Sources said he was thrown up onto the bonnet of the car in the force of the collision and then carried along the road before he was flung off. He suffered a serious head injury and broken bones.

The Evening Times understands his shoes were found around 300 yards away in Stockwell Street. Police said the 24-year-old motorist, who is alleged to have driven off without stopping, has been reported to the procurator fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Officers responded to reports of a road traffic incident in Glassford Street, in Glasgow, at around 3am on Saturday November 14. "A 47-year-old man was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment. "A 24-year-old male has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged road traffic offences." The driver is understood to have attended a nearby police station shortly after the incident.


Religious hate crime spikes in Scotland on back of Paris attacks

Police Scotland have investigated a number of instances of religiously motivated hate crime since the attacks in Paris on Friday. Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone issued a statement today saying that these types of crime would not be tolerated. He said: "Police Scotland have investigated instances of crime since the events in Paris on Friday that have been motivated by religious hatred. "These crimes have been both on line and in public. Arrests have been made.

"Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of Hate Crime and I urge everyone across the country to continue working together to ensure that no one feels threatened or marginalised. "If you have witnessed or been the victim of a Hate Crime, please tell us about this." Deputy chief constable Livingstone also said his officers were doing everything they could to support the international investigation into the atrocities in Paris.

And he said all communities in Scotland had joined in condemation of the attacks. He said: "Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, I have sent condolences on behalf of Police Scotland to the Consul General, Mr. Emmanuel Cocher, at the French Consulate in Edinburgh. We are all shocked by these attacks and we are doing everything that can be done to support those who may be affected by these horrific events and we are helping in every way we can.


Celtic fans sleep overnight in Parkhead
to raise money for good causes

Celtic fans braved the Scottish weather to 'Sleep-Out' in the stadium at the weekend raising in excess of £23,000 for several good causes.The Celtic FC Foundation inaugural event attracted 60 participants who spent the night at Celtic Park to raise money for local families who face poverty and charities who care for those experiencing the torment of homelessness including The Invisibles, Glasgow City Mission, Loaves & Fishes, The Wayside Club Centre and the Salvation Army.

The group, armed with sleeping bags, ground mats, emergency foil sheets and warm clothing, were welcomed to Celtic Park at 9pm on Saturday night by Celtic FC Foundation’s team. Celtic FC say on their official website that the group heard from Dermot Hill of The Invisibles who gave his fellow participants a small measure of the challenges associated with sleeping rough and the significant impact their support would have.

After a team photo, the group took their places for the long and cold night ahead, and at around 11pm, they received a visit from the club's Chief Executive Peter Lawwell, manager Ronny Deila and members of his backroom team. 


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