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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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Two men are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today

Two men charged

Two men, aged 32 and 40, are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, Monday, 30 January, 2017, in relation to 11 charges including theft by housebreaking, theft of a motor vehicle and other acquisitive crime.

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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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Police are appealing for witnesses following the Echt incidents

Police appeal after Echt thefts

Police are seeking witnesses following a number of thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles in the Echt area.

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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 are investigating the crime

Witness appeal after assault

Police are seeking witnesses after a lorry driver was assaulted in his cab on Deeside.

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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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Police wish communities a happy and safe Hogmanay

Police in the North East are urging people to enjoy the Hogmanay weekend but are warning against using celebrations as an excuse for anti-social behaviour.

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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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New police appeal after failed ATM raid

New police appeal after failed ATM raid

Police investigating a failed attempt to steal a cash machine in Alford are seeking information about a stolen white van.

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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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Attempted ATM raid in Alford

Attempted ATM raid in Alford

A police investigation is under way into a failed bid to steal a cash machine in Alford.

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