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Appeal for witnesses following vandalism

Police in Fraserburgh are investigating vandalism to a vehicle which occurred last week in the area of Topping Gardens.

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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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Police crackdown on careless driving in Fraserburgh

Police crackdown on careless driving in Fraserburgh

A team of volunteers from across the North East has helped crack down on antisocial and careless driving in the Fraserburgh 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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Heroin and crack cocaine worth around 1500 was recovered yesterday

Three in court following drugs recovery

Two men aged 26 and 40 and a woman aged 31 are due to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today, Friday, February 3, following the recovery of drugs in the Sandhaven area.

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Cllr Charles Buchan with PSYV scheme participants Regan Ingram and Daisy Andrews.

Broch pilots successful Police Service young volunteers scheme

A Broch councillor has hailed the decision to pilot a Police Scotland national initiative aimed at young people as a tremendous success.

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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 Scotland has advised all drivers to ensure they are covered by valid insurance

Police to crack down on uninsured drivers

Uninsured drivers are to be targeted next week by Police Scotland, in partnership with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), in a week of action starting on Monday (January 30) and running through to Sunday (February 5).

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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The Mirchi Indian takeaway in Mintlaw  where chef Shahzad Shah died.

Restaurant manager jailed for 32 months for killing friend

A restaurant manager, who killed a chef in a row over a tandoori chicken takeaway order, was yesterday (Tues) jailed for 32 months

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Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average

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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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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