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Thieves attempt to steal a nursery bus

Police Scotland officers in Stranraer are carrying out enquiries after attempts were made to steal the Busy Bee’s nursery bus.

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The incident happened in the Tomintoul area on Thursday, September 7

Police seize £50,000 worth of heroin

Four people, including a 71 year-old man, are expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court today, (Tuesday 12 September) after £50,000 worth of heroin was seized by police.

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Reward offered after pensioner robbed

Reward offered after pensioner robbed

The family of a pensioner whose house was broken into are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved.

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Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog. Pic: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Scots warned to keep their dogs on a tight leash

Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog.

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Puppies seized by the SPCA from the boot of a car at Cairnryan in June 2016.

SSPCA puppy powers could be extended at Cairnryan port

A project to combat the illegal puppy trade between the UK and Ireland could be extended for another year.

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Key statistics from Crimestoppers show 575 criminals were arrested and charged.

Record number of Scots reporting crimes

Over the last 12 months independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from the Scottish public – as people speak up to help make streets and communities safer.

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Some of the Loch Ryan oyster catch. Picture Credit: Colin Tennant

2000 oysters stolen on eve of festival

Organisers of the first oyster festival in Stranraer are determined the theft of 2000 Loch Ryan oysters will not disrupt plans for the event.

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Mr Thom with his parking fine

Supermarket car park fine for good samaritan

A good samaritan from New Galloway who gave pensioners a lift to go shopping in Dumfries was stunned this week to get a £70 parking fine through the post.

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The move is part of the way polcing will be conducted during the Festival. Picture; Greg Macvean

Stay safe at Electric Fields say police

With the Electric Fields Music Festival coming up fast at Drumlanrig, Thornhill, (Friday 1-Sunday 3 September 2017) Police Scotland and the organisers are calling on all those attending to have fun, but to keep themselves safe.

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The stolen trailer is valued at �60,000

£60,000 trailer stolen in Castle Douglas

Police Scotland is investigating the theft of a low loader trailer from Abercromby Industrial Estate off the A713 near Castle Douglas.

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Girls were ‘groomed’ online

Girls were ‘groomed’ online

A man who admitted ‘grooming’ underage girls online for sex games will be sentenced next month at Stranraer Sheriff Court.

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Finlay Carson MSP 
 Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Galloway MSP criticises ‘diminishing resources’ for police

Police officers in Scotland are working under “diminishing resources”, a situation impacting their ability to do the job, a report has found.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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Police investigate Glentrool break in

Police investigate Glentrool break in

Police Scotland is investigating an attempt to break into the Glentrool Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart sometime overnight Thursday 13/ Friday 14 July.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Galloway police target phone use while driving

Galloway police target phone use while driving

Police in Dumfries and Galloway will this week target those who use a mobile phone or other ‘distraction device’ whilst driving on the region’s roads.

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