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Incidents down and detection rates up as officers continue to tackle crime in the NE

Officers in the North East are recording significant reductions and increased detection rates in tackling the crimes that affect our communities most, in particular acquisitive crime and overall violent crime, which includes serious and common assault.
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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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Seven men and four women have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in their respective areas.

Eleven charged with alleged drink driving offences over weekend

Eleven people have been charged with alleged drink driving offences during high visibility Road Policing patrols across the North East at the weekend.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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The branding, which carries both Police Scotland and Poileas Alba, will be introduced on the services website and intranet

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland has today (Tuesday, September 19) introduced its dual language logo featuring both English and Gaelic.

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Jamie was reported missing on September 12.

Police seek to trace missing man

Police Scotland is seeking the assistance of the media and the public in trying to trace a 31 years-old man missing from Kilmarnock.

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Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog. Pic: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Scots warned to keep their dogs on a tight leash

Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog.

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Key statistics from Crimestoppers show 575 criminals were arrested and charged.

Record number of Scots reporting crimes

Over the last 12 months independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from the Scottish public – as people speak up to help make streets and communities safer.

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Officers want to highlight there are various types of doorstep crime including bogus callers who try to get into a persons home or obtain personal details by pretending to be someone they are not like council staff or charity collectors and rogue traders.

Stay safe against doorstep crime

Police are urging communities to be aware of doorstep crime and scams following a number of reports of incidents across the North east area.

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Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney

Missing girls traced safe and well

Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney have been traced safe and well, after being reported missing at the weekend.

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Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney

Police appeal to trace missing girls

Police Scotland is appealing for information in order to trace sisters Grace Elizabeth McKinney (8) and Kara McKinney (5), who have been reported missing.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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The incident happened at around 1.30am on Sunday (July 9) as the victim left the show

Appeal for information following serious assault

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a 28-year-old man was seriously assaulted at the Echt Show.

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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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