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  • 27 June, 2017

    Statement re Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill

    We are disappointed and frustrated that the Bill has been passed, but it's not surprising. From the outset, it was clear full integration was the sole focus of debates in Parliament, with other options being quickly dismissed with little, if any, discussion.

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  • 26 June, 2017

    Chairman's Blog for June

    Last month I circulated my blog days after the alarming terrorist events in Manchester and I thanked all of our BTP colleagues who responded to this callous attack and the rest of the emergency services who were involved. As we all sat in shock in the aftermath of such destruction I suspect many would agree that no one could have imagined what was then to follow.

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  • 19 June, 2017

    Ministers urged to suspend Railway Policing Bill

    The Chairman of British Transport Police Federation has today (Monday 19 June 2017) written to Ministers imploring them to suspend the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill.

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  • 4 June, 2017

    Statement following the London attack

    Those who lost their lives and suffered serious injuries during last night's terrorist attack on London are in our thoughts today. The response of the emergency services undoubtedly prevented more lives being lost and we all owe the first responders - who showed exceptional courage and determination - a debt of gratitude.

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  • 31 May, 2017

    Chairman meets Manchester attack first responders

    This morning I paraded at Manchester BTP and spent time with some of the officers who were the first on the scene at Manchester arena last week. These same officers this morning had the opportunity to speak and share a little of their experience with the Secretary of State Chris Grayling MP. Mr Grayling was clearly moved and impressed with the response of BTP and also railway stakeholders who he thanked for their professionalism and commitment.

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  • 26 May, 2017

    Chairman's Blog for May

    My intended blog for this month had been very different. My main focus was going to be on officer welfare and how dissatisfied officers are feeling across the force. However, the events in Manchester on Monday evening have put our concerns and complaints into perspective.

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  • 23 May, 2017

    Message to our officers in Manchester

    We all looked on in shock and despair as the events in Manchester unfolded last night. This is a very difficult and traumatic time for many people and our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones in this callous attack. We hope those who have been injured make a full and speedy recovery.

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  • 23 May, 2017

    Support for colleagues following the Manchester attack

    We are all shocked and saddened by events in Manchester last night. These are the sorts of incidents we train for but hope we will never experience.

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