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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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Man arrested in connection with ‘inappropriate behaviour’ on service bus

Man arrested in connection with ‘inappropriate behaviour’ on service bus

Police have arrested a 56 year-old man in Dumfries in connection with an incident of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ on a service bus in Galloway.

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Police hunt man after girl touched ‘inappropriately’ on bus

Police hunt man after girl touched ‘inappropriately’ on bus

Police are looking for a man in his fifties after a 16 year-old girl was touched ‘inappropriately’ on a service bus.

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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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Stranraer Sheriff Court

Six years for child sex brute

A 41-year-old man who sexually abused a child was jailed for six years at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Wednesday for his “evil and salacious” crimes.

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£3000 worth of property stolen

£3000 worth of property stolen

Police are investigating the theft of over £3000 worth of property from a shed which was broken into at house in the centre of Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, sometime between Sunday 8 and Saturday 21 January 2017.

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Dusty the Cat.

Cat found inside recycling bin in Stranraer

The SSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was cruelly trapped inside a recycling bin on local popular walking spot, “the approach” in Stranraer. The charity was alerted on 13 January when a dog walker found the cat inside the bin. Get in touch on 03000999999. The cat, named Dusty, is being cared for by the SSPCA.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Police warn of cold callers harassment

Police warn of cold callers harassment

“If in doubt - keep them out” is the message Constable Siobhan Pellett wants the Galloway community to think about after a spate of cold calls to a number of homes offering to carry out repairs and maintenance work.

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4000 litres of diesel is stolen from tank

Police Scotland is investigating a second large scale theft of diesel in the Carsphairn area. This time about 4000 litres of diesel have been taken from a tank at a remote site north of Carsphairn, near to Windy Standard. The theft happened sometime between Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 January.

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Thieves’ night time raids on Galloway homes

Police Scotland officers are carrying out extensive enquiries after a spate of thefts in the Bridge of Dee, Twynholm and Kirkcowan areas.

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Diesel theft in Carsphairn

Police Scotland officers at Castle Douglas are appealing for help to trace those responsible for the theft of about 1500 litres of diesel from a tank in the Carsphairn area.

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New summary sheriffs have been appointed across Scotland.

Two new summary sheriffs appointed

Two new summary sheriff have been appointed in South Strathclyde.

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Distributing the logs for the winter warmth campaign.

Offenders pay back with winter warmth

Over 300 elderly people who are below the fuel poverty level have been assisted with word burning supplies this year.

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Emma Harper MSP with John Chisholm and SNP minister Roseanna Cunningham.

Illegal Puppy trade in parliament debate

South of Scotland MSP Emma Harper welcomed the SSPCA and two pups rescued from illegal traffickers to the Scottish Parliament.

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Door to door enquiry in Stranraer after break in

Door to door enquiry in Stranraer after break in

Police in Stranraer are investigating a break-in to a house in Hillhead, Stranraer in which a substantial four figure sum of cash was stolen.

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The scam offers fake vouchers in return for personal details.

Warning over fake Aldi vouchers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media.

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Police seek witnesses after road rage incident on A75

Police seek witnesses after road rage incident on A75

Police Scotland is seeking witnesses to what appears to be a road rage incident on the A75 near to Ramhill, Castle Douglas.

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Police Scotland says the sharing of images online is becoming more common.

Warning of online “sextortion” risk

Hundreds of men in Scotland are likely to fall victim to “sextortion” crimes online, Police Scotland has warned.

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Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), contractors and Police Scotland have teamed up for the Forest Watch initiative.

Forest watch aims to reduce crime

A new partnership is working together to reduce rural crime and anti-social behaviour within Galloway’s forests.

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