Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.
Today it was announced that officers in the North East have launched a new operation in a bid to combat violent crime in the region. So far 36 people have been arrested on warrant for a variety of offences including assault & robbery, domestic abuse, serious assaults and being in possession of an offensive weapon. Sergeant Scott Brander of the Divisional Alcohol Violence Reduction Unit said, “Enforcing warrants is part of our routine business to tackle violent crime, however the festive period in particular is a focus as emotions run high, more alcohol may be consumed and inhibitions might be lowered.
Also this week, over twenty search warrants were carried out in West Lothian, resulting in the seizure of over £30k worth of drugs, and a man and woman from Aberdeen have been charged after the recovery of quantities of heroin and cocaine.
Meanwhile, a man has been charged following a murder in North West Edinburgh, and a 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with road traffic offences in the city's Hope Park Terrace.
In other news, a man and woman appeared in court yesterday after over £700 pounds of Christmas gifts were stolen from a home in Kirkcaldy. This type of crime is regrettably common at this time of year, but you can find information on keeping your home safe during Yuletide on our festive Keep Safe pages.
And finally, police staff were also getting into the Christmas spirit of goodwill on Tuesday, having a Christmas Jumper Day and collecting funds for several charities across the country.
That's it for this week. Stay safe, have a great Christmas and we'll see you again next Friday.