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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.

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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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The missing blue Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Police widen car theft appeal across Scotland

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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Police are appealing for witnesses

Appeal after caravan thefts

Thieves are being hunted after three caravans were stolen in Deeside.

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The smashed door at the India on the Green restaurant

Anger after restaurant vandalism

The owner of an award-winning Ballater restaurant has condemned a vandal attack.

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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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Officers are urging people to take responsibility for their actions to avoid a repeat of disorder at last weekend's Echt Show.

Police issue warning ahead of weekend shows

Police are warning that alcohol-fuelled disorder or anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be accepted as a busy weekend of shows and events across the North East approaches.

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From left: Cllr Iris Walker, Chief Supt Campbell Thomson and Cllr Anne Stirling with the new policing plan

Launch of Shire policing plan for 2017-2020

Tackling anti-social behaviour, violence and disorder are just a few of the key priorities 
revealed in the new local 
policing plan for Aberdeenshire 2017-2020.

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Four bikes were stolen from Harbour View, Methil.

Several charged after Echt Show incidents

Several people have been charged following reports of fighting and antisocial behaviour at Echt Show at the weekend.

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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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Police are appealing for witnesses

Witness appeal after Torphins break-in

A police investigation is under way into a raid on a house in the Torphins area.

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The weekend operation was in Aboyne and Banchory

Anti-social behaviour clampdown

Police have cracked down on anti-social behaviour and underage drinking in Deeside.

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