Weekly Roundup 8th March

Published 08 March 2019

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

Monday this week saw the launch of a new vulnerable road users campaign, which runs alongside the British Horse Society's 'Dead or Dead Slow' campaign designed to educate drivers and influence their behaviour on how to pass horses safely. Chief Inspector Mark Patterson, said, "As we are now officially in Spring, and the weather hopefully takes a turn for the better, we can expect to see an increase in the number of people venturing out on foot, horseback and pedal cycles to enjoy it." Our latest hate crime campaign is also still ongoing, and encourages those working in the night time industries to report incidents of abuse.

Also this week, a man was jalied for life for the murder of Brian McCandie in March 2016, thirteen people were sentenced following fraud activities totaling almost £360k, and a 24-year-old man was convicted for online grooming and sexual offences at the High Court in Livingston.

Meanwhile, a man has been jailed for the supply of drugs across the Forth Valley and Fife, officers recovered £105k worth of drugs in Moffat, and an already convicted drug dealer from Newton Stewart has been ordered to pay a five figure confiscation order.

And finally, today we're celebrating International Women's Day and the women in Police Scotland with our first Passing Out Parade of 2019.

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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