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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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20mph plan for villages

20mph plan for villages

All villages in Carrick could have 20mph speed limits introduced under a plan being considered by South Ayrshire councillors.

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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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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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Pictured back row left to right; Andrew Hamilton, Carolyn Smillie, James Holland (Front L to R) Linda Challis, Provost Helen Moonie, Gillian Haswell

Long service is recognised

A special thank-you has been made to a special group of people who have dedicated their time and efforts to helping vulnerable children.

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BT customers warned over fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Police launch roads campaign

Police launch roads campaign

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are being encouraged to take extra care on the roads, as Police Scotland launched a national vulnerable road users campaign this week.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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Pic: Shutterstock

Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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Police will continue their normal duties in Ayrshire.

Police in Ayrshire reviewing event security

Police are warning people in Ayrshire to be alert as the security threat to the UK remains critical, and are reviewing safety arrangements with event organisers.

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Anyone with concerns about doorstep crime can contact Police Scotland directly on 101. Picture: Police Scotland

Moves to stamp on doorstep crime

Police Scotland figures show that 74 cases of doorstep crime were recorded in South Ayrshire in the last three years.

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Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Bank customers are being warned of a new scam which is seeing fraudsters stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts.

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Some of the scam mail received by the victim.

Ayrshire man loses £25k in mail scam

South Ayrshire Council is urging the public to be on their guard against postal scams.

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