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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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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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Three arrested in connection with A77 hit and run

Three arrested in connection with A77 hit and run

Three men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 59 year-old woman following a hit and run road crash on the A77.

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Woman dies in hit and run accident

Woman dies in hit and run accident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was killed in a hit and run road accident in Ayrshire on Monday 30 January 2017.

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PC Ben Brizell collects the award

Team of the year award for South Ayrshire police

A partnership initiative between Police Scotland and South Ayrshire Council has scooped an award for its work with young people to improve their knowledge of new psychoactive substances (NPS).

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Police targeting road safety

Police targeting road safety

Road safety and uninsured drivers are the targets of two police campaigns starting in South Ayrshire.

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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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Festive drink drive figures on the rise

Festive drink drive figures on the rise

Police have expressed disbelief that there were 37 drink-driving offences in Ayrshire over the one month festive safety campaign.

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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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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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Superintendent Faroque Hussein.

Award success for officer

Superintendent Faroque Hussain (Support and Service Delivery, Ayrshire Division) was recognised for achieving success in policing at the Scottish Asian Business Awards held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.

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

Forest Watch aiming to tackle rural crime

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

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Girvan man jailed for life for murder of father of four

A vicious thug, who stabbed a father of four to death after a row over his phoning the police, has been jailed for life and told he will have to serve at least 19 years in prison before being able to apply for parole.

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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 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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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Police Scotland is appealing for information

Maybole deaths unexplained say police

Enquiries are ongoing into the deaths of two men in Maybole.

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