Weekly Roundup 9th August

Published 09 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 were delighted to announce yesterday that The Banking Protocol, an anti-fraud initiative run in conjunction with some of the UKs top banks, has prevented over £7m in fraudulent transactions over the course of the last financial year. Assistant Chief Constable Angela McLaren (Organised Crime) said, “Financial crime can affect people of any age and at any stage of their life. Fraudsters will target anyone they perceive to be susceptible, with whom they can forge a controlling, exploitative relationship, through fear, intimidation or false promises. Through close cooperation between banking staff and the police, customers are being protected from unscrupulous fraudsters and potentially devastating scams are being prevented."

Also this week, a man has been charged after a fatal road collision at a roundabout in Maybury, and an individual has been charged following an indecent assault in Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old has been convicted for involvement in organised crime at the High Court in Edinburgh, and two men have been charged after a serious disturbance in Kirkcaldy last weekend.

In other news, with the aid of our Road Policing team and Dog Unit, a man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a pursuit through Alloa.

And finally, our Dog Unit also put on a display in Pollock park this week, allowing the public to see them being put through their paces.

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


Contact Details

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