Weekly Roundup - 19th January

Published 19 January 2018

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best of Scottish Policing news from the past week.

With the annual dose of snow and ice playing havoc with transport this past week, Police Scotland have announced the release of a new severe weather warning system which has been developed alongside the Met Office. The strategy will relate to four specific stages which will be adopted depending on the severity of the conditions and advise the public accordingly.

In other news, there were more sizeable drug seizures this week. £19K in cash and drugs with a street value of around another £10k were found after a vehicle stop in Elgin on Sunday morning, and seven individuals were charged with drug offences after illicit substances were recovered at two properties in Aberdeen.

Elsewhere, a couple have been jailed for causing the death of Colin Skillbeck in Edinburgh, a man was convicted of a string of domestic offences at Glasgow High Court on Monday, and three people were charged following an assault and robbery in Fraserburgh.

A man was also charged in relation to multiple break-ins n Banff, several individuals were arrested after a spate of Glasgow housebreakings, and a 15-year-old male has been charged with motorcycle disorder after a series of incidents in Edinburgh.

Combating crime is always made easier with help from the public, which is why we hold the Your View Counts public consultation surveys. This helps us develop our Annual Police Plan, establishing operational priorities for the year, and you can read the latest update here.

And finally, we took a trip to the Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh last week, and spoke to Sergeant Andy Mavin of the Wildlife Crime team. You can read the interview here, in the latest of our Q&A featured articles.

That's it for this week. Stay safe and warm, keep an eye on the travel and weather updates. Have a great weekend!

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