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Acquisitive crime figures fall across Shire

Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average as officers continue to tackle this priority for North East Division.

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The initiative focused on the Banff and Buchan areas.

Warrants carried out in days of action under Operation Pine

A number of persons have been arrested and a total of 18 warrants executed as Police Scotland continues its high profile crackdown on violent crime across the North East under Operation PINE.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Car found at Buchanhaven pier

An unattended car was found at Buchanhaven harbour last night (Monday).

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Reported thefts and assaults dropped by 36% and 48% respectively compared to the same period last year

'Significant' drop in crime during festive patrols in Peterhead

Officers in Peterhead carried out more than 700 hours of high visibility foot patrols in the town over Christmas and New Year, recording a significant drop in crime.

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Police haveurged the public to remain vigilant

Police warn public to remain vigilant following attempted telephone scam

Police have urged the public to remain vigilant to attempted telephone scams after an elderly gentleman was recently targeted.

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Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

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Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol

Plea to motorists not to drink and drive

Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol after figures released by the Scottish Government revealed the region was one of the worst areas for offending in Scotland.

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Police Scotland is urging the public to be cautious when selling valuables online.

Public urged to be cautious when selling valuables online

Police Scotland is urging the public to be cautious when selling valuables online and to keep details of your location to a minimum to avoid attracting thieves.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft.

Appeal for witnesses following theft

Police have appealed for witnesses following a break-in and theft of a van from the Aden Country Park ground maintenance yard in Mintlaw.
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Police wish communities a happy and safe Hogmanay

Police in the North East are urging people to enjoy the Hogmanay weekend but are warning against using celebrations as an excuse for anti-social behaviour.

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Police have arrested several people and executed warrants at numerous properties in the Fraserburgh and Peterhead areas

Several arrests as police crack down on organised crime

Police have arrested several people and executed warrants at numerous properties in the Fraserburgh and Peterhead areas as North East Division continues its crackdown on serious organised crime.

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Warren Gillespie appeared at Edinburgh High Court.

Man sentenced for raping 12 years-old girl

A man who raped a 12 years-old girl has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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The damage to the fuel tank and fuel lines.

Charity condemns heartless thieves

A Peterhead-based charity has been left out of pocket after heartless theives attacked one of their delivery trucks.

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The scam offers fake vouchers in return for personal details.

Warning over fake Aldi vouchers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media.

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Officers carried out the initiative as part of Operation Pine

18 arrested under Operation Pine

A total of 18 people have been arrested following a 16-day initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the North-east.

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A 19 year old man from Aberdeen is expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today

Man for court following drugs recovery

A 19 year old man from Aberdeen was expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Wednesday, December 14) following the recovery of diamorphine and cocaine valued at approximately £1,600 from an address in Peterhead on Tuesday, December 13.

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Police Scotland says the sharing of images online is becoming more common.

Warning of online “sextortion” risk

Hundreds of men in Scotland are likely to fall victim to “sextortion” crimes online, Police Scotland has warned.

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Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques

Police urge retailers to be aware of distraction theft

Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques to commit theft and fraud following reports of such activity in the North East.

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Police will continue their festive patrols in the Blue Toon.

Festive patrols continue in Peterhead

Officers in Peterhead are continuing with increased patrols of the town centre in the run up to Christmas to ensure people enjoy a safe environment.

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