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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police Scotland are appealing for people to double check their security arrangements

Police warning after opportunistic thefts

Police Scotland are appealing for people to double check their security arrangements following a weekend where a number of opportunist thefts occurred across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

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.

Operation Hellfire was instigated by the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU)

Two men sentenced following recovery of cocaine worth £1.3 million in Aberdeen

Two brothers have been sentenced for their role in the supply of cocaine in Aberdeen with a combined estimated value of almost £1.3 million.

Police are appealing for information.

Businesses urged to be alert to 'Ringing the Changes' type scams

Officers in the North East have urged businesses to be wary following a recent report of an apparent attempted 'ringing the changes' type scam.

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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Police issue advice to Aberdeen fans ahead of match

Police in Edinburgh are providing travel and safety advice to all fans attending the Hearts vs Aberdeen match this weekend.

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.

The crackdown on illegal parking has been hailed a success

School parking crackdown a success

A police crackdown on illegal parking near schools in the Marr area has been hailed a success.

The incident happened on Sunday, August 6, on board the 10.45am service from Glasgow Queen Street.

Police seek witnesses to hate crime

Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify witnesses to a hate crime on board a train to Aberdeen from Glasgow Queen Street.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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