Weekly Roundup 30th August

Published 30 August 2019

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

We announced on Wednesday that our officers in the Highlands and Islands division will now be equipped with mobile devices as part of their operational duties. Chief Superintendent George Macdonald, Highland and Islands divisional commander, said: "The introduction of mobile technology is a major milestone which will positively enhance the operational policing approach in the Highland and Islands.  Over the last two years, we have seen a significant investment and upgrade in our IT systems to enable us to take advantage of technology.  Given the geography of the area, officers do incur significant travel time between calls and their stations, the mobile device will allow officers to be more visible in the community, spend more time on patrol and hopefully be more accessible within the areas they serve."

Today, we also launched our latest anti-rape campaign, which aims to target potential sexual offenders with messages about the meaning of consent. 

Also this week, a teenager has been jailed for the rape of three women in Edinburgh, and a man has been convicted of a murder in Thurso.

Meanwhile, a youth has been charged after a suspicious fire in Dunfermline.

In other news, a man has been charged for a robbery at St Andrews Square, and a 24-year-old has been charged in connection with another robbery in Alloa.

And finally, this week saw the advent of International Dog Day, and of course, we couldn't pass up the excuse to post some pics of our heroically furry PD's on social media.

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

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