Weekly Roundup - 14th September

Published 14 September 2018

whiskey drugs dogHello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.

Police Scotland is donating a highly trained dog to a new island charity to assist in the detection and prevention of drug abuse in Orkney. Nine-year-old Labrador Whisky visited the islands this week as part of the familiarisation process and to meet the local community before he starts a new role with the Orkney Drugs Dog charity.

Also this week, we are working with NHS Scotland for Suicide Prevention Week which runs between the 10th and 16th, and we're also teaming up with other emergency services and local authorities in the Forth Valley for the Awareness Card initiative, which is aimed at supporting people with hidden disabilities when accessing public services. Superintendent Mark Lundie, lead for partnerships in Forth Valley Division, said: "Knowing how we can fully support someone who needs our help is key to providing the best service possible and we're delighted to fund thirty thousand cards to support this scheme. We want people within our communities with hidden disabilities to have confidence in knowing that any additional needs they have can be quickly identified, should they require the assistance of emergency services."

Meanwhile, Operation Bayswater, which combats anti-social behaviour, violence and drugs in Aberdeenshire, continues to glean results, with ten people charged for various offences, and two men have been convicted for the armed jewellery heist at Gleneagles Hotel last June.

In other news, there were three sizeable drug seizures this week, with a man sentenced for Class A supply in Kircaldy, two men charged after £350k worth of heroin was uncovered in Dundee, and another two men in Kircaldy arrested after the seizure of Class A and B substances.

And finally, over the past week we've been supporting the Scottish Drugs Forum's #StopTheDeaths campaign, with officers like PC Neil Gordon here, committing to the initiative.

That's it for this week. Stay safe, have a great weekend, and we'll see you again next Friday.

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