Scotland's papers: Sturgeon targets Tories and Carstairs attacks


The Herald reports on the results of a poll, which suggests Theresa May's bid to block a second referendum has failed to produce a bounce in support for independence.

The Scotsman previews Nicola Sturgeon's speech at the STUC Annual Congress, where she will warn that the Tories will do "anything they want" to Scotland if they makes sweeping gains in the forthcoming general election.

There is a "crisis" at Carstairs state mental hospital after three staff were assaulted by patients in eight days, according to The Daily Record.

The National has the headline "Warning signal" and says Sturgeon has issued a red alert to voters in Scotland after polls forecast a Tory resurgence north of the Border in the snap General Election.

The i newspaper also reports on Sturgeon's warning of a Tory "threat".

Former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen speaks about his terminal illness, motor neurone disease in the Scottish Sun.

The Scottish Daily Mail says Theresa May will slash the energy bills of millions of hard-pressed families by £100 as part of a drive to win over Labour voters.

The Daily Express carries claims by the deputy leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Jackson Carlaw, that Jeremy Corbyn is a "clear and present danger to the Union".

The Daily Star carries claims about the fate of Madeleine McCann.

A spate of dog attacks on a pensioner is featured in The Courier.

The Press and Journal reports on fears than roads and infrastructure will be forgotten in plans for 1,300 new homes in Peterhead.

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