Memoirs of former detective published with help of former Sunday Post reporter

THE memoirs of a former police detective have been published – with the help of a former Sunday Post reporter.

Bryan McLaughlin’s ‘Crimestopper: Fighting Crime on Scotland’s Streets’ has been written with assistance of┬áBob Smyth, who last year took voluntary redundancy from The Sunday Post after 20 years on the paper. He began at the paper’s publishers, DC Thomson, as a sub-editor on sister title, The Courier.

McLaughlin’s career was spent in Glasgow and includes some of Scotland’s most notorious crimes and criminals.

He and Smyth met when McLaughlin was a crime consultant on The Sunday Post.

Meanwhile, since last year, Smyth – who is now working freelance – has had crime-related stories published in almost all of Scotland’s daily and Sunday newspapers.

‘Crimestopper: Fighting crime on Scotland’s Streets’ is published by Black and White Publishing.