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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 percent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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207 incidents involving young people allegedly being in possession of a weapon were recorded between April 2016 and March 2017

Parents urged to work with police and schools

Police Scotland along with education authorities across the North East are urging parents and guardians to work together with officers and schools to ensure young people are aware of the dangers of carrying weapons and that they understand the devastating consequences which could result.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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House-breakings dropped 17% and were down almost 26% on the five-year average.

Opportunistic and violent crimes down, drugs seizures rise

Opportunistic and violent crimes have "significantly" reduced in Aberdeenshire, while officers have recovered more than £500,000 worth of drugs and seized almost £300,000 in cash as efforts continue to ensure the region remains one of the safest places in Scotland.

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A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the man will appear in court at a later date.

Man charged in connection with alleged hare-coursings

Police Scotland can confirm that a 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with a series of alleged offences, including four charges of hare-coursing, in the Drumblade, Glenkindie and Strathdon areas of Aberdeenshire.

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Re-appeal for public to watch out for bogus callers

Re-appeal for public to watch out for bogus callers

Police Scotland is urging the public to continue to be on their guard of doorstep crime and cold callers following a number of reports across the North East of vulnerable people being targeted.

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Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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There is no specific threat against Scotland, or the Scottish Cup Final, however, police say people should remain calm but vigilant and report anything suspicious.

Safety advice issued ahead of Cup Final

As supporters gear up for the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, police are issuing safety advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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Police Scotland

Operation to raise awareness of doorstep crime

An operation to raise awareness of doorstep crime will be taking place across the North East this week.

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Five charged following music festival

Five charged following music festival

A total of five people were charged with minor drugs offences during the Magic Wheel Festival, held within Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O’Neil on Saturday, May 20th.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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Marr Community Policing Team Inspector Matt Smith

Keeping crime in Marr area in check

Marr’s new police chief is aiming to maintain the area’s low crime rate.

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Police Scotland have repeated their warning about property security

Police warning over thefts

Police have repeated their warning to people to remain vigilant following an attempted break-in, thefts from vehicles and bikes being stolen in the North-east.

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Andrew Waddell is known to have links to the Aberdeenshire area

Police release images of Fife man

Police Scotland has today re-issued images of a man that officers wish to trace as a matter of urgency in relation to a number of incidents that occurred in Fife between 2014 and 2016.

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Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Bank customers are being warned of a new scam which is seeing fraudsters stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts.

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The group is providing a supply of card protectors which are available for library users throughout the area.

Contactless card warning

Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group is highlighting the ease with which contactless bank cards can be swiped by scammers, even when they are in wallets and handbags.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson.

New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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