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Scottish Councils set to Switch off CCTV Cameras in Money Saving Effort

Scotland is set to lose a large proportion of its CCTV coverage after plans to switch cameras off across the country have been revealed.

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The Number of Online Sex Crimes Committed in Scotland has Soared in the Last 3 Years

New research has found that the number of sexual cyber crimes which are recorded by police has increased dramatically over the last 3 years.

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Bird of Prey Crime in Scotland

The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland fell by 26% during 2016, according to recently published figures.

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Police Video Results in Domestic Abuse Conviction

A man from south London who assaulted a woman and a boy in a domestic violence incident has been prosecuted using evidence provided by a police body-worn video.

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Police ‘Stop and Search’ Powers

The Scottish Government has published a code of practice setting out the principles that determine when police can use ‘stop and search’ powers.

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Police Targeting Major Crime on Scotland's Motorways

Police Scotland have seized more than £1 million in drugs, cash and stolen goods in the last year on a major road in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Pistorius Trial: South African v Scottish Sentencing

On Tuesday 21st October 2014 Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail for manslaughter by Judge Thokozile Masipa in Pretoria’s High Court. The duration of this sentence and its putative effect has seen much discussion in the media.

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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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Over £130,000 confiscated in single day

Earlier this week, confiscation orders totalling over £130,000 were made against offenders in three separate cases in one day.

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Calls for stronger EU action against gun violence

Figures released by the European Commission have shown that in the EU as a whole, more than one thousand people are victims of homicide by firearms each year, and half a million firearms that have been registered as lost or stolen in the EU remain unaccounted for.

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