Scotland saw 53 child abductions last year

By Oliver Farrimond and Cara Sulieman

SCOTLAND has seen 53 cases of child abduction in the last year, according to figures released today.

Although the term abduction can cover a range of crimes, the cases include a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was forced into a car and sexually abused before being released by her captor.

Strathclyde Police had the largest number of cases in the last year, with 33 children being held against their will.

Politicians have vowed to do all they can to improve the system, saying that any case of abduction is “extremely traumatic” for the families involved.

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Number of ‘forced adoptions’ rocket as more children taken into care

More children than ever are being taken into care

By Cara Sulieman

THE NUMBER of parents having their children taken off them and put up for adoption has rocketed in the last three years.

The number of cases where social services have stepped in and forced adoption have doubled in the past three years and a record number of kids have been taken into care.

Figures obtained from Scotland’s councils under the Freedom of Information laws reveal that 203 children were put up for adoption by social workers last year.

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Victory for freedom of information

By Cara Sulieman

SCOTTISH ministers have backed down in their bid to stop the country’s information commissioner from accessing their files.

Lawyers for the government were due to appear in court to challenge the powers of Kevin Dunion.

They wanted to stop him from accessing their files, which in an important part of his job.

But they abandoned the case at the last minute and Mr Dunion has dropped his request for the information.

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Cumming’s dream to see Obama naked


By Michael MacLeod

SELF-confessed willy expert Alan Cumming reckons Barack Obama has a big one.

The Scottish-turned-American actor says the new President is the one person he would most like to see naked.

But he admits his only evidence is his imagination and his own theory that Obama’s confidence is due to his penis size.

He said: “I’d like to see Obama naked; I have a theory and I would like to see if it is true.

The bisexual X-Men and GoldenEye star, originally from Aberfeldy in Perthshire, lives in New York and took up US citizenship just to vote for the Democrat.

But his plan backfired when immigration bosses failed to swear him in on time.

But there’s no doubt he’s still a big fan of Obama – or a fan of “big Obama,” if Cumming’s theory is to be believed.

Speaking at the launch of a photography book in Manhattan, he couldn’t help by fantasise about the new “big” man in the White House.

He said: “So much of male psyche is taken up with how big your cock is; it’s a huge deal in our lives, and so when you’re confident about your penis size, it shows.

“Well, just look at him. Just the way he’s so kind of elegant and very confident in his body and himself.


“I think great leaders, charismatic leaders and men who are so confident and who have achieved so much, usually have big penises.

“I think there’s a correlation between the level of confidence, the level of the way a man can hold a room and the way he conducts himself in life, with his penis size – with his comfort with his penis size.”

The Holywood superstar has long been open about his love for the male genitalia, and is even a patron of NORM-UK, a registered charity against circumcision.

Cumming admits he’s even had conversations with friends over the size of Obama’s bits, leaving him in no doubt.

He added: “Someone told me that they worked out with him in a gym in Chicago, and it was big.”

The film and screen superstar has his own range of body fragrance, as well as the suggestively named “Cumming All Over” body wash.