Weekly Roundup - 24th November

Published 24 November 2017

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Police Scotland’s Weekly Roundup, where we summarise the news from the last seven days.

December is just round the corner and this has seen a drastic change in weather. Winter is here. The cold hasn’t halted our officers though, and there’s been another busy week of policing activity. 

Police in the North East have teamed up with a local social enterprise to promote crime reduction messages online. The shmuTRAIN Positive Transitions programme targets and engages young people (16-19) who are not in education, employment or training.

It provides a 12-week full-time course offering positive hands-on experiences, which participants build upon to develop both personal and vocational skills, which they use to move on to a sustained positive destination.

Police in Inverness have recovered Class A drugs worth approximately £25,000 following a searches of two properties in the city. The intelligence-led operation by the Community Investigation Unit led to quantities of heroin, MDMA, cocaine and cannabis being recovered from properties in the Lilac Grove and Lomond Way areas on Friday, November 17.

Meanwhile in Ayrshire, a major Police Scotland day of action has led to officers arresting 11 people in connection with alleged offences concerning the supply of controlled drugs. A total of 10 premises were searched on Friday 17 November 2017 and a number of items were seized during the operation, including drugs believed to be Heroin, Cannabis, Cannabis Resin and Diazepam.

In Argyll & Dunbartonshire, a Trainee Detective Constable gave the public an insight into what goes on within the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Read more from their blog and about their posting to the Family Protection Unit, dealing with child protection issues, historical offences against children and adult protection issues.

In Fife, Community Investigation Unit officers executed a warrant at an address in Kirkland Avenue, Ballingry on Saturday 18th November and recovered around £1500 of class B and C drugs as part of the ongoing Operation Prospect campaign.

A 57-year-old man and a 35-year-old female were arrested in connection with possession and supply of the drugs and the possession of two Tasers and unlicensed air weapons.

That’s your lot for this week. Have a great weekend.

Contact Details

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