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Public urged to speak up and report hate crime

The public is being asked to play its part in tackling hate crime in Scotland by speaking up and reporting offences.

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Police urge public to help in the fight against terrorism

Police urge public to help in the fight against terrorism

Police in Forth Valley are urging communities to be vigilant to counter threats from terrorism.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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Man charged with glass attack

Man charged with glass attack

A man has appeared in court charged with permanently disfiguring another man in a glass attack in a pub in Linlithgow.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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Police have arrested a man over the rape.

Police hunt thug after man is glassed in High Street pub

A man was repeatedly struck in the face with a glass then pushed to the ground and kicked during a brutal attack in a Linlithgow pub yesterday,

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Parents are being urged to check the age restrictions of any social media sites used by their children.

Parents unaware of social network age restrictions

Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest.

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Police probe possible ‘hat trick’ of burglaries

Police probe possible ‘hat trick’ of burglaries

Police in are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Linlithgow – and another in Bathgate.

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Fraudsters are now using ‘hold’ tunes to dupe bank customers

Fraudsters are now using ‘hold’ tunes to dupe bank customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new weapon in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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If you are concerned about the images you or a loved one is viewing online, then the Stop it Now! Get Help website could be the answer.

Stop looking at child abuse online - get help now

There are grey areas. It’s not me who did it so I’m not responsible. They are smiling so they must be enjoying it.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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The warehouse used by Diageo where the rare whisky went missing from

Accepted rare whisky in lieu of rent

A landlord accepted almost £40,000 over rare whisky in tenant in lieu of £1400 unpaid rent.

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A warning has been issued by police. Picture; stock image

Two men arrested after drugs raid

Two men have been arrested and charged after drugs were found at a house in Bo’ness.

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Warning over parking fine scam

Warning over parking fine scam

Drivers are being warned of a potential scam which involves the issuing of fake parking fine letters.

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Brute bit partner’s lip during assault

Brute bit partner’s lip during assault

A woman suffered a bleeding lip after her partner bit her during a vicious attack.

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Court heard drug dealer Michael Jackson failed to appear for trial last summer.

Sky codes fraudster dodges jail

A fraudster who made £120,000 by selling illicit satellite television packages on the internet has avoided a jail sentence.

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Police are investigating

Elderly passenger in hospital after Mercedes ploughs into cars and wall

A 79-year-old man was taken to hospital after a van struck four cars and careered into a wall.

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A warning has been issued by police. Picture; stock image

Pervert exposes himself at railway station

A man exposed himself to a woman outside a railway station in West Lothian.

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