BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

The three-month campaign saw 43 incidents reported, with all but two cases involving sheep.

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.

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.

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.

Three more men face Broch murder charge

Three more men face Broch murder charge

Another three men have appeared in court charged with murder following a man’s death in Fraserburgh.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Investigation continues into Fraserburgh murder

A major investigation into the death of a 39-year-old man in Fraserburgh will continue today (Monday, June 19), with additional high-visible patrols and extensive house-to-house enquiries being carried out in the area.

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.

Police say doorstep crime can take countless forms, with the main culprits being bogus callers and rogue traders.

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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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.

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.

BTP will have extra officers on duty as thousands of fans throughout England and Scotland descent on Hampden Park for this significant match

ScotRail Alliance and British Transport Police prepare for Scotland v England

The ScotRail Alliance and British Transport Police (BTP) are issuing travel advice to all customers ahead of Scotland’s football World Cup qualifier against England on Saturday, June 10.

Ellis Crombie has been traced safe and well.

Missing teenager traced safe and well

Police Scotland can confirm that 17-year-old Ellis Crombie, who was reported missing from the Aberdeen/ Ellon area, has been traced safe and well.

Ellis would normally reside in Ellon, but has been living with friends in Aberdeen for a few days.

Police appeal for information on missing teenager

Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace 17-year-old Ellis Crombie, who has been reported missing from the Froghall Terrace area of Aberdeen.

As a result two males aged 28, and 16 and a woman aged 27 have been charged and are anticipated to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today, Wednesday, May 31.

Four charged following recovery of £80,000 worth of drugs

Drugs including heroin and cocaine worth in the region of £80,000 have been recovered from the Peterhead and Fraserburgh areas as part of an intelligence-led operation.

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.

Officershave been visiting premises in Peterhead and builders merchants across the division where rogue traders often source the materials to carry out their work.

Operation to raise awareness of doorstep crime in North East

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

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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.

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.

Police have re-opened the road following an earlier investigation.

Road re-opens

Police can confirm that the B9031 between Pennan and Aberdour has reopened following an earlier closure.

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