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Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average

Acquisitive crime figures fall across Shire

Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average as officers continue to tackle this priority for North East Division.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Police haveurged the public to remain vigilant

Police warn public to remain vigilant following attempted telephone scam

Police have urged the public to remain vigilant to attempted telephone scams after an elderly gentleman was recently targeted.

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Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

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Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol

Plea to motorists not to drink and drive

Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol after figures released by the Scottish Government revealed the region was one of the worst areas for offending in Scotland.

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Warren Gillespie appeared at Edinburgh High Court.

Man sentenced for raping 12 years-old girl

A man who raped a 12 years-old girl has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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A man has been charged in connection with the incident.

Man charged following collision

Police can confirm that a 47 year old man has been charged in relation to careless driving following a collision involving a mini bus and a red Ford Ranger vehicle on the A944 at its junction with the B9126 on Monday, December 12.

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The scam offers fake vouchers in return for personal details.

Warning over fake Aldi vouchers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media.

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Officers carried out the initiative as part of Operation Pine

18 arrested under Operation Pine

A total of 18 people have been arrested following a 16-day initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the North-east.

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Police Scotland says the sharing of images online is becoming more common.

Warning of online “sextortion” risk

Hundreds of men in Scotland are likely to fall victim to “sextortion” crimes online, Police Scotland has warned.

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Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques

Police urge retailers to be aware of distraction theft

Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques to commit theft and fraud following reports of such activity in the North East.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed Johnston Press's Drive for Justice campaign.

Drive for Justice campaign endorsed by First Minister

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed Johnston Press’s Drive for Justice campaign.

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Make sure you make home security a priority say Police.

Make home security a priority say Police

Police Scotland is once again urging the public to lock up and not give thieves a chance as the force continues to tackle opportunistic crime in the area.

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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Airguns were used in almost half of the offences involving a firearm.

Fall in number of firearms offences

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in the last 10 years.

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Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward.

Online form to help victims of stalking

A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment.

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Police Scotland is urging pedestrians to take extra care when crossing roads.

Pedestrians urged to take extra care in dark and winter conditions

Police Scotland is urging pedestrians to take extra care when crossing roads, now that the clocks have gone back and it is darker both in the mornings and in evenings.
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