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Pilot Project of Clare’s Law to be Introduced in Aberdeen and Ayrshire

The law which will allow police to disclose details as to whether an individual has a history of violence known as “Clare’s Law’ is to be introduced in Aberdeen and Ayrshire.

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Scottish Drivers Committing More Than 40 Serious Offences Per Day

New figures reveal Scottish motorists are suspected of committing 40 or more serious road traffic offences each day.

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Andy Coulsoun to Face Perjury Charges

Former editor of the News of the World, Andy Coulson has formally been charged with three counts of perjury at a hearing in the High Court in Glasgow.

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Police Look for "Cinderella" Thief

Police in County Durham  are currently searching for a man who left a fairytale calling card  on Sunday night after attempting to steal cider from a local shop.

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Police Scotland Stop and Search Rates Almost Nine Times Higher Than NYPD

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) have discovered that the rate of searches carried out by Police Scotland, per 10,000 people is nearly nine times higher than that carried out in in the New York Police Department (NYPD) 

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Law Society of Scotland Raises Concern over Rushed Data Bill

Emergency legislation  which allows telecoms companies to retain customer information to be passed at Westminster raises substantial concerns, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

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New Sheriffs Appointed

Six new sheriffs have been appointed across Scotland.

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Crime Trends in Scotland Published

Police Scotland have published information detailing the numbers of crimes committed in different areas of Scotland.

The information, gathered from policing management data systems, is not official recorded crime statistics but indicates that:

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Rise in Reporting of Sexual Crime

There has been an increase in the number of sexual crimes, including rape, reported to the police, according to a recent report from Police Scotland.

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Hate Crime in Scotland

A recent report from the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service has revealed the number of hate crimes that took place in Scotland in 2013-14.

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Cracking Down on Organised Crime

Perpetrators of serious and organised crime are to be hit harder and faster in the pocket under plans recently unveiled by the UK and Scottish Governments.

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Police Launch Annual Drink Drive Campaign

The 2014 Summer Drink Drive campaign has been launched by Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, supported by Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland.

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Speeding Drivers Caught on Camera

A freedom of information request submitted to the police from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that a motorist traveling at 149mph on the M25 at Swanley holds the record for the highest speed clocked by a speed camera in England and Wales between April 2013 and May 2014. 

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Tightening Access to Air Weapons

New legislation to tighten access to air weapons in Scotland has been announced by the Scottish Government. It is estimated that there are currently around half a million unlicensed air weapons in the country.

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Charity Focuses on Drink and Drug Driving

Road safety charity Brake has recently turned its attention to the issue of at-work drink and drug driving, after a recent survey found that fewer than half (44%) of employers would dismiss an employee for driving over the legal alcohol limit.

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Tougher sentences for banned drivers

Longer jail sentences for drivers who cause death or serious injury on the roads when they've been banned from driving are to be introduced by the UK Government.

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Steep rise in fraud attempts for financial services products

There has been a significant rise in detected and prevented fraud attempts in the second half of 2013, as financial services providers push forward in the fight against credit application fraud.

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Drivers continue to use phones at the wheel

Using hand-held mobile phones while driving has been illegal for over ten years, and now road safety charity Brake has renewed its call to ban hands-free kits as well. The call comes as a recent survey revealed that almost half (45%) of drivers admit to chatting when driving.

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Man sentenced for roller skate stunt

A 25-year-old man has received a suspended prison sentence after allegedly allowing himself to be towed on roller skates by a car at speeds of up to 70mph, reports the Telegraph.

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Proposals on ending automatic early release under scrutiny

The Justice Committee has recently published a call for evidence, seeking views on Scottish Government proposals to end automatic early release for some categories of prisoner.

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