Ex-oil workers could be solution to North-east police shortage

The downturn in the North Sea oil industry could prove the answer to the police’s long-term recruitment headache in the north-east.

Shortages in the former Grampian division, covering Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, were the highest of anywhere in Scotland in October last year.

Indeed, Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson, divisional commander for the north-east, admitted his compliment was 50 officers short.

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