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Police seek witnesses to hate crime

Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify witnesses to a hate crime on board a train to Aberdeen from Glasgow Queen Street.

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Officers want to highlight there are various types of doorstep crime including bogus callers who try to get into a persons home or obtain personal details by pretending to be someone they are not like council staff or charity collectors and rogue traders.

Stay safe against doorstep crime

Police are urging communities to be aware of doorstep crime and scams following a number of reports of incidents across the North east area.

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Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney

Missing girls traced safe and well

Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney have been traced safe and well, after being reported missing at the weekend.

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A total of18 people have been charged as part of an ongoing operation

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour and drugs

A total of 18 people have been charged as part of an ongoing operation to tackle anti-social behaviour and drugs across the south of Aberdeenshire at the weekend.

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Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney

Police appeal to trace missing girls

Police Scotland is appealing for information in order to trace sisters Grace Elizabeth McKinney (8) and Kara McKinney (5), who have been reported missing.

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The incident occurred around 4pm on Friday between Inverurie and Port Elphinstone

Man to appear in court following road traffic incident

A man has been charged with various offences following a road traffic incident on Friday, August 11.

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Individuals in high-visibility vests are knocking on doors stating that there is a planned interruption to their power supplies

Fraudsters targeting Aberdeenshire on power interruptions

Fraudsters in Aberdeenshire are posing as workers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) in attempt to scam people out of their money.

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Police Scotland

Men charged following Chapel of Garioch theft

Police Scotland has confirmed that three men have been charged in relation to an alleged theft by housebreaking in the Chapel of Garioch area on Monday.

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Police Scotland

Police appeal after Chapel of Garioch theft

Police Scotland is appealing for help to trace the occupants of a car who may be able to assist with enquiries into a theft by housebreaking in the Chapel of Garioch area.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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The missing blue Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Police widen car theft appeal across Scotland

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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Police issue safety advice ahead of Turriff Show

Officers are encouraging the public to enjoy this weekend's Turriff Show but also to behave responsibly.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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PC Scott Walmsley said it was a completely senseless act of vandalism.

Appeal after defibrillator is vandalised

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a defibrillator located at Market Square in Oldmeldrum was vandalised

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Officers are urging people to take responsibility for their actions to avoid a repeat of disorder at last weekend's Echt Show.

Police issue warning ahead of weekend shows

Police are warning that alcohol-fuelled disorder or anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be accepted as a busy weekend of shows and events across the North East approaches.

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Two men charged after alleged housebreaking offences

Two men aged 48 and 27 have been charged in relation to several alleged theft by housebreaking offences in the Aberdeen and Newmachar areas.

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