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Police warning after spate of crime across the area

Officers are urging the public to ensure their home and vehicle security is a priority this weekend following a spate of acquisitive crime across the North East overnight (Thursday, April 27).

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Last year the holiday weekend saw a notable spike in violent crimes across North East Division

Crackdown on violent crime over May Day weekend

Offenders have been warned there will be no place to hide this May Day weekend as officers carry out a targeted crackdown on violent crime.

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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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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

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New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

Royal Mail has launched another major new initiative to protect consumers from scam mail. Since November, Royal Mail has successfully stopped more than 700,000 scam items from reaching its customers.

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Householders are being warned to be on their guard against cold callers.

Warning to be on guard against doorstep crime

Householders are being warned to be on their guard against doorstep crime in a campaign being run by Aberdeenshire Trading Standards and Police Scotland.

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Public thanked after woman found safe and well

Public thanked after woman found safe and well

Police Scotland has confirmed that Stephanie Gallant, who had been reported missing from the Peterhead area, has been traced safe and well.

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Appeal after handbag stolen in Peterhead

Police are appealing for witnesses after a handbag was stolen from a woman in Peterhead yesterday.

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Police Scotland

Police appeal after thefts in North East

Police have appealed for witnesses following a number of thefts, theft by housebreaking and attempted theft in the Fraserburgh and Mintlaw areas.
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Police Scotland is encouraging the public to speak up and help to tackle hate crime.

Public urged to speak up and report hate crime

The public is being asked to play its part in tackling hate crime in Scotland by speaking up and reporting offences.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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Only one in five victims of domestic abuse ever calls the police.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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The Premierconvenience store in Peterhead

Man charged after alleged Peterhead robbery

A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged robbery at a Peterhead shop on Tuesday, March 14.

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Police Scotland

Appeal for information after robbery in Peterhead

Police Scotland is appealing for information following a robbery at a convenience store in the Marischal Street area of Peterhead yesterday.

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Parents are being urged to check the age restrictions of any social media sites used by their children.

Parents unaware of social network age restrictions

Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest.

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Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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