Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Roundup, bringing you the best in Scottish policing news from the past seven days.
Last Friday, Police Scotland held its annual Excellence Awards at Tulliallan, recognising the efforts and heroism of staff and officers who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty. Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said, “Our people are our best and most important attribute and the Excellence Awards offer an opportunity to reflect on the quality service they provide to Scotland every day. I am privileged to lead an organisation where the standard of nominees and winners is so high and covers such a wide range of policing."
Also this week, there were three sizeable drug seizures, with over £1.4 million worth of illicit substances recovered in Glasgow, a woman in Bannockburn charged after being found in possession of around £200k of substances, and £105k of Class A and B drugs seized from a property in Finzean.
Meanwhile, we released a statement following the conviction of Andrew Wallace for the murder of Julie Reilly last year, and a man was also jailed for the 2016 murder of Brian McKandie.
In other news, a 26-year-old man was charged following an armed robbery in Kelso, and a man responsible for abusing girls between six and sixteen years old for over a decade was convicted at Edinburgh High Court last Friday. A man was also sentenced to prison for causing death by dangerous driving in East Lothian, and two men in Moray were charged in relation to a spate of housebreakings.
And finally, on Tuesday we threw our support behind National Safer Internet Day, an initiative aimed at youngsters to promote secure online sharing and the responsible use of connected devices.
That's it for this week, folks. Stay safe, have a great weekend, and we'll see you again next Friday.