Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.
The Service Centre was busy during the recent bad weather spell, and after receiving calls from members of the public asking to deliver shopping and borrow snow shovels, Police Scotland has urged citizens to think carefully before dialling 101 or 999. Chief Inspector Alan Gray, of Contact, Command and Control Division based in Govan, said, “These types of calls are taking an adviser away from what could be an important 999 call and a member of the public who may need urgent assistance.”
Elsewhere, there was a £32k drug recovery in Inverness last Friday, and a further £30k seizure on the A74 near Moffat. In a bad week for acquisitive crime, two brothers in Edinburgh have been jailed for assault and robbery, two men in Moray have been charged in connection with multiple alleged and attempted commercial thefts, a teenager was charged in Aberdeen with numerous alleged business break-ins, and another five individuals were charged after housebreaking and road offences in the capital.
Meanwhile, two men have appeared in court after an assault in Dunfermline, a man has been arrested in connection with a death in Alyth, a man has been jailed for abuse in Edinburgh children’s homes, two women have been charged in connection with sheep worrying incidents, and officers issued warnings about the dangers of speeding after a motorcyclist was caught at 137mph on the A96.
Finally, Police Scotland celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday with a Lean In workshop at the Scottish Crime Campus. Find out more at the Police Scotland Twitter account.
That's it for this week, folks. Have a great weekend, stay safe, and we'll see you again next Friday.