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Police crackdown on speeding motorists

Police officers are attempting to crackdown on speeding in Linlithgow.

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John Johnstone was given a nine-year sentence for his 'heinous' crimes this week. Picture: Police Scotland

Police praise brave child rape victim for catching ‘depraved’ attacker

Police have welcomed the nine-year prison sentence handed out to an ex-soldier who was convicted of child rape.

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Johnstone was sentenced at the high Court in Edinburgh today

Soldier jailed after admitting rapes on tape

A former soldier who was arrested for rape after his victim covertly recorded conversations with him years after the assaults took place has been jailed.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

Appeal after man impersonates police officer

An investigation is under way after reports of a man impersonating a police officer.

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Bad boy brother attacked his sister

Bad boy brother attacked his sister

Sibling rivalry spiralled out of control when a violent brother repeatedly punched his teenage sister on the head and body.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson.

New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Security guard suffered serious injury while working at M&Ds complex

Jail for biting off bit of park guard’s ear

A serial offender who bit off a chunk of a security guard’s ear at M&D’s Theme Park has been jailed for 21 months.

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Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

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Paedophile Paul McIndoer from Torphichen

Paedophile ogled images of child rape

A pervert downloaded over 400 sick movies and photographs of children - and in some youngsters were being raped by adults.

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New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

Royal Mail has launched another major new initiative to protect consumers from scam mail. Since November, Royal Mail has successfully stopped more than 700,000 scam items from reaching its customers.

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Man charged in connection with fire

Man charged in connection with fire

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fire which swept through an old Woolworth’s store in Bo’ness.

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The Avon aqueduct near Linlithgow

Body found near Linlithgow aqueduct

The body of a man was discovered close to the Avon Aqueduct near Linlithgow last Sunday morning.

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The attempted fire-raising happened at an address in Marina Road, Bathgate.

Drugs haul after car stopped in Bo’ness

A motorist stopped by police was found to have over £30,000 of heroin.

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Bo’ness woman who robbed charity is jailed for 18 months

Bo’ness woman who robbed charity is jailed for 18 months

A Bo’ness woman wept as she was jailed for 18 months for stealing £55,000 from a charity for the elderly.

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Alistair Stevenson was jailed when he appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Jail for 20-year-old with ‘deplorable’ record

A man with a history of violent and threatening behaviour has been jailed for 20 months.

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Police operation success

Police operation success

Motorists who were breaking the law were stopped in their tracks by police.

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