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.
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.
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.
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.