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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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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

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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If you are concerned about the images you or a loved one is viewing online, then the Stop it Now! Get Help website could be the answer.

Stop looking at child abuse online - get help now

There are grey areas. It’s not me who did it so I’m not responsible. They are smiling so they must be enjoying it.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Warning over parking fine scam

Warning over parking fine scam

Drivers are being warned of a potential scam which involves the issuing of fake parking fine letters.

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The Londis store in Boddam

Man charged after Boddam robbery

A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged Robbery at the Londis store near Claymore Crescent, Boddam, yesterday (Tuesday February 28).
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View are being sought as part of Police Scotlands public consultation.

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force.

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Police Scotland

Man charged following drugs recovery

A 53-year-old man has been charged following the recovery of diamorphine and 'crack' cocaine in the Mintlaw area with a 'street' value totalling almost £6,400.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Man charged following break-ins and thefts in Peterhead

A 29-year-old local man is due to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Friday) in connection with a number of alleged break-ins and thefts in the Peterhead area.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

Man dies following incident at Peterhead

Police Scotland can confirm that a man has sadly died following an incident in the Peter Buchan Drive area of Peterhead last week.

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The team inspected more than 60 Licensed premises across North East.

Police inspect more than 60 licensed premises

Officers across the North East have carried out a Licensing operation in Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Elgin and Inverurie, visiting more than 60 premises to ensure licensees and staff are suitably trained and adhering to conditions to promote responsible drinking.

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Two men are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today

Two men charged

Two men, aged 32 and 40, are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, Monday, 30 January, 2017, in relation to 11 charges including theft by housebreaking, theft of a motor vehicle and other acquisitive crime.

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Police say a full investigation is underway.

Appeal after assault and theft

Police Scotland are investigating an incident that occurred in the Sutherland Close area of Mintlaw around 1205 hours on Sunday, January 29, whereby a male was assaulted and personal items stolen from him.

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Police investigate serious collision in Peterhead

Police Scotland is appealing for information following a life-threatening, one vehicle road traffic collision on Friday in Peterhead.

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