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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 percent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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207 incidents involving young people allegedly being in possession of a weapon were recorded between April 2016 and March 2017

Parents urged to work with police and schools

Police Scotland along with education authorities across the North East are urging parents and guardians to work together with officers and schools to ensure young people are aware of the dangers of carrying weapons and that they understand the devastating consequences which could result.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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House-breakings dropped 17% and were down almost 26% on the five-year average.

Opportunistic and violent crimes down, drugs seizures rise

Opportunistic and violent crimes have "significantly" reduced in Aberdeenshire, while officers have recovered more than £500,000 worth of drugs and seized almost £300,000 in cash as efforts continue to ensure the region remains one of the safest places in Scotland.

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

Boy charged following Mearns incident

Police Scotland can confirm that a 12 year old boy has been charged in relation to an incident in the Mearns area earlier this month.

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Re-appeal for public to watch out for bogus callers

Re-appeal for public to watch out for bogus callers

Police Scotland is urging the public to continue to be on their guard of doorstep crime and cold callers following a number of reports across the North East of vulnerable people being targeted.

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Police appeal after Stonehaven ATM targetted

Police appeal after Stonehaven ATM targetted

Police Scotland is appealing for information following an attempted theft from an ATM machine in Stonehaven.

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Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Anti-social behaviour in Stonehaven targetted

Anti-social behaviour in Stonehaven targetted

A three-day operation has been carried out in the Kincardine and Mearns area to tackle vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

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13 charged in Kincardine and Mearns road safety operation

13 charged in Kincardine and Mearns road safety operation

Officers in Kincardine and Mearns charged 13 people following a three day operation last week targeting road safety and vehicle offences in the area.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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There is no specific threat against Scotland, or the Scottish Cup Final, however, police say people should remain calm but vigilant and report anything suspicious.

Safety advice issued ahead of Cup Final

As supporters gear up for the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, police are issuing safety advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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Operation to raise awareness of doorstep crime

An operation to raise awareness of doorstep crime will be taking place across the North East this week.

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Teenagers charged over wilful fire-raising

Teenagers charged over wilful fire-raising

Four teenagers have been charged in relation to a wilful fire-raising to hay bales in St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire earlier this month.

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Total of seven youths charged following Newtonhill assault

Total of seven youths charged following Newtonhill assault

A total of seven male youths have been charged in relation to an assault on a 17 year-old in Newtonhill last Friday night, police have confirmed.

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Four teens charged with assault

Four teens charged with assault

Four teenagers have been charged following an assault on a 17 year-old during a disturbance in Newtonhill on Friday night (May 12).

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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18 people charged following disorder in Inverurie

18 people charged following disorder in Inverurie

Following incidents of disorder in Inverurie in the last week, police officers in the town carried out high visibility patrols following concerns of further planned incidents last night (Friday 12 May 2017).

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Laurencekirk drug farm raided

A cannabis-growing operation with a harvested street value of £17,000 has been disrupted by Police Scotland.

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