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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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PAVA spray is an incapacitant similar to pepper spray. Pic by John Devlin

Pepper spray justified but report had errors

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that a police officer was justified in using a PAVA spray to subdue a man who began to struggle during his arrest.

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Have you any knowledge of Patricia's whereabouts?

Patricia has now been missing for five months!

Police Scotland is continuing to appeal for information from the media and the public to trace a 46-year-old woman who has been missing for five months.

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Police are seeking witnesses to the crime

Stranraer flat deliberately set on fire as police investigations continue

Police in Stranraer are investigating after a fire was started against the door of a flat in Corsewall Crescent in the town.

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Red Kite 'braking' in the skies above Dumfries.  Image by: Ian Saunders

PM proves bird of prey was poisoned

The body of a red kite found in the Durham Hill Lane area of Kirkpatrick Durham was poisoned according to a post mortem.

Environment
Did you see anything on the A76 around the time the incident took place?

Did you see the A76 road-rage incident?

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following an incident that took place on the A76 near to McDonald’s restaurant around 3pm on Sunday,March 18.

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The figurine was daubed with paint.

War memorial arrests

The community of Sanquhar was appalled to learn last week that a memorial to the war dead had been vandalised.

News
Mental health teams help police in triage pilot

Mental health teams help police in triage pilot

A new, more flexible approach to dealing with people with mental health problems is being piloted across Dumfries and Galloway by the NHS and Police Scotland.

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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

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Police warning about abuse of alcohol during the festive season

Police warning about abuse of alcohol during the festive season

Police Scotland are asking people to be sensible around alcohol if they are out socialising in Stranraer over the Christmas and New Year period, as officers plan more patrols to support the ‘Pubwatch’ scheme run by the license holders in the town.

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Allan White has retired after 30 years as a police officer

PC White signs off after keeping the peace across Galloway

A Police Scotland constable who has pounded the streets of Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Castle Douglas in his 30-year career retired from the beat at the start of this month.

Lifestyle
Elizabeth Bowe died on September 20, 2016.

Police join forces on A77 campaign

Police in South Ayrshire and Galloway are joining forces on a two-week initiative to improve road safety on the A77.

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Stranraer Sheriff Court

No jail for online ‘groomer’

A 56 year-old man who ‘groomed’ girls online escaped a jail term when he appeared on Wednesday at Stranraer Sheriff Court.

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Police Scotland

Bogus workmen warning

“If in doubt - keep them out” is the message Police Scotland wants the community to think about after cold callers to homes offering to carry out tarmac and driveway work.

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Stranraer

Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Stranraer

Police want to trace two men after a 35 year-old man was attacked in an attempted robbery in Stranraer.

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The equipment was stolen in St Andrews.

Police seek witnesses to stolen van

Police in Stranraer are investigating the theft of a white Citroen Berlingo van, registration mark SE07 EHS.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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