Operation Bayswater continues in South Aberdeenshire

Published 11 September 2018

A further ten people have been charged as part of an ongoing operation to tackle antisocial behaviour, violence and drugs across the south of Aberdeenshire.

Operation Bayswater, run by local Officers in towns across the south of Aberdeenshire, involves officers and special constables working together with partners to prevent and detect crime.

During the evenings of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2018, officers were on high visibility patrol in #Inverurie, #Stonehaven and #Banchory, focusing on areas where antisocial behaviour or violence has previously been reported.

In Inverurie, a 27-year old male and 25-year old male were charged in connection with antisocial behaviour in the town centre.  A 25-year old male was charged in connection with antisocial behaviour and resisting arrest, while a 20 year old was also arrested in connection with his unacceptable behaviour.

A 17-year old male and a 15- year old youth were charged after allegedly being found in possession of Cannabis.

A 30 year old female was also charged in relation to a theft by shoplifting.

In Stonehaven, a 27-year old male was charged in connection with alleged possession of Cannabis, while a 25-year old male was charged for allegedly possessing Ecstasy.

In Banchory, an 18-year old male was charged in relation to a vandalism and resisting arrest.

Local Area Commander, Chief Inspector Murray Main said: "While the vast majority of individuals enjoyed themselves and behaved very well, over the weekend period a small minority of individuals let themselves and others down through their selfish and unacceptable actions.

"Operation Bayswater is looking to address issues like antisocial behaviour, violence and disrupting the sale or supply of illegal drugs which we know can harm our communities and increase the risk of associated criminality.

"We will continue to proactively act on the concerns of our communities and take all appropriate steps to prevent individuals causing issues in our communities.

"While more routine policing activities go on elsewhere, additional officers are used to provide increased visibility in the hearts of our towns and villages across the south of Aberdeenshire to hopefully prevent issues and if something does occur, officers are on hand to quickly deal with the matter.


"It is vital the police, partners and communities all work together and ensure Aberdeenshire and the North East, remains the safe place we know it is.


"But it's important to emphasise, your actions are your responsibility.

"I would also urge anyone with information about crimes or offences such as drug dealing, antisocial behaviour or violence to contact your local Community Policing Team on 101 or you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously if you prefer, on 0800 555 111.”




Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Your Community

Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Aberdeenshire South, Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Banchory and Mid Deeside, East Garioch, Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford, Inverurie and District, Mearns, North East, North Kincardine, Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, West Garioch, Westhill and District

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