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Public urged to speak up and report hate crime

The public is being asked to play its part in tackling hate crime in Scotland by speaking up and reporting offences.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

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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K & C Jewellers was targeted in the early hours of Saturday, March 11

Police renew Ellon jewel raid appeal

Police investigating a smash and grab at an Ellon jewellers are urging anyone offered a watch to contact them.

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K & C Jewellers was targeted in the early hours of Saturday

Smash and grab at Ellon jewellers

An Ellon businessman is calling for increased police activity after the town centre was again targeted for crime.

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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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Ellon's Neil Ross Square

Plant vandals under fire from volunteer group

Dedicated volunteers have condemned vandals who attacked a plant display in the centre of Ellon.

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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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Mr McKandie was found at his cottage nearly a year ago

Man charged over pensioner’s death

A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Rothienorman pensioner.

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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 are seeking witnesses following the thefts

Police appeal after Ellon thefts

Police are seeking witnesses following thefts from properties in the Ellon 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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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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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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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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