Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.
The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers celebrated the recruitment of its 1000th member this week. ACC John Hawkins, PSYV Lead, said, “Recruiting our 1000th PSYV volunteer is a real milestone for Police Scotland. The programme continues to grow in strength. From five pilot groups in 2014 we now have 32 active groups of young people making a real difference in communities right across Scotland. The inclusive programme provides participants from all backgrounds with an opportunity to develop life skills whilst volunteering and helping their local communities.”
Elsewhere in Scotland - a man in Galashiels was charged after a series of housebreakings and thefts, two individuals were arrested following an alleged theft in Dingwall, and two fourteen year olds were arrested after an attempted bike robbery in Edinburgh. A martial arts instructor who abused young girls in West Fife was convicted, and Banff man Connor Ward was given a life sentence in connection with terrorism charges.
An Inverness man was jailed in connection with drug supply offences, two Glasgow men pled guilty to being involved in cocaine supply at last year’s Groove music festival, five people were charged following drugs recoveries in Aberdeen and Stonehaven, and a £25k cannabis cultivation was found in Musselburgh.
And finally, two of our fluffier officers, Karma and Otto, paid a visit to Edinburgh Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. We need 500 cc’s of cuteness, stat!
That's it for this week, folks. Have a great weekend, stay safe, and we'll see you again next Friday.