With Inspector Steve Pratt of Grampian Police

Yet again this week, speeding is a major feature in Policing activity in the area.

On Wednesday 2 May three separate drivers were recorded at travelling in excess of 95 miles per hour on the A90 south of Ellon.

On Saturday 5 May, another six drivers were detected at similar speeds on the same road but further north. In addition, a further six were detected at speed over 80 miles per hour.

Between Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May the changing room pavilion at the Balmedie Leisure Centre was broken into. Entry was gained through the same window previously broken last month which had been temporarily repaired.

Over the same weekend a lorry parked in Potterton had a three figure sum of diesel stolen from its fuel tank.

Between 29 April and 7 May two locked containers at the Allathan Quarry, Pitmedden were broken into. Although nothing appears stolen, the containers are used by a community funded project which has been left with a repair bill in the low hundreds of pounds.

About 4am on Sunday 6 May a car was stolen from Pitmedden. The owner discovered it abandoned on the B999 with a man described only as wearing a grey and blue hooded anorak standing next to it. The man ran off and was lost to view. A Police dog was later deployed but without success.

Enquiries into these four incidents continue.