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Police issue guidance after suspicious package incidents

Guidance on how to handle suspicious packages has been issued to elected representatives and potential candidates by Police Scotland.

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Domestic abuser facing years in jail

Domestic abuser facing years in jail

A serial domestic abuser who claimed to be a double murderer and told his cancer survivor victim how to go about killing people and subjected another woman to a brutal Christmas Day knife attack was today (Wednesday) facing years in jail.

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Dog owners warned to keep control of animals

Police Scotland is warning dog owners and people walking dogs in the countryside to keep their animals under control.

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Man who drove with bogus licence avoids jail

A man who drove the roads of Scotland having never passed a driving test - then tried to pass off a bogus Latvian licence as real when he was handed a speeding fine - today (Tuesday) dodged a jail term.

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Appeal after vandalism to St Mary’s Church

Appeal after vandalism to St Mary’s Church

Police Scotland is appealing for information after vandalism to St Mary’s Church, West Hillbank, Kirriemuir between 12.30pm on Friday, April 21 and 10am on Saturday, April 22.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson.

New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Gang who stole Angus ATM sentenced

Gang who stole Angus ATM sentenced

The gang behind the theft of an ATM in Carnoustie, as well as others across Britain, have received lengthy sentences.

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Youths ‘tortured and killed’ fish from Northmuir garden and posted footage online

A “lovely” 18-year-old Japanese fish was taken from a pond in a Northmuir garden and “tortured” and “killed”.

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Angus stalker avoids jail

A jealous stalker who “controlled” and “monitored” his ex-partner even after they had broken up - before violently attacking her new boyfriend - today (Tuesday, April 18) avoided a jail term.

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Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Woman seen in nightclothes on A90 near Stracathro services traced

A woman who was seen in her nightclothes walking near the A90 in Angus in the early hours of this (Sunday) morning has been traced “safe and well”.

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Brass Scales of Justice on a desk showing Depth-of-field books behind in the background

Man admits setting fire to friend with homemade flamethrower

A teen who left his friend permanently scarred after burning her with an aerosol flamethrower was facing jail.

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Fine handed down for bar brawl

Fine handed down for bar brawl

A man who battered a £10 million lottery winner in a “handbags at 10 paces” bar room brawl today (Thursday) avoided jail.

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Damage caused by woodworm.

Guidance to avoid woodworm scam after elderly Angus couple conned out of £5k

A national trade body is urging people to be aware of the facts regarding woodworm after an elderly couple in Angus were scammed out of £5,000.

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Garages and car destroyed in Forfar blaze

Police Scotland are trying to trace a youth in connection with a fire in Forfar last night which completely destroyed three garages.

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New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

Royal Mail has launched another major new initiative to protect consumers from scam mail. Since November, Royal Mail has successfully stopped more than 700,000 scam items from reaching its customers.

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