Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

A body has been found on Bute during a search for missing man, Gordon Straker, who was last seen on Hogmanay.

Body found in missing person search

Police Scotland have confirmed that the body of missing man, Gordon Straker, was found earlier today.

Gordon Straker (49) was last seen on Hogmanay at Rothesay's Victoria Hospital.

Search for missing man on Bute

A search is due to take place this morning for a man who went missing from Rothesay’s Victoria Hospital on Hogmanay.

The scam offers fake vouchers in return for personal details.

Warning over fake Aldi vouchers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media.

Police Scotland says the sharing of images online is becoming more common.

Warning of online “sextortion” risk

Hundreds of men in Scotland are likely to fall victim to “sextortion” crimes online, Police Scotland has warned.

Missing Inverkip woman, Margaret Fleming.

Concern grows for missing Inverkip woman

Officers from the Major Investigations Team are now assisting with the investigation into missing Inverkip woman, Margaret Fleming.

Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Airguns were used in almost half of the offences involving a firearm.

Fall in number of firearms offences

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in the last 10 years.

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Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward.

Online form to help victims of stalking

A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment.

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a 36-year-old woman from Inverkip.

Can you help find Margaret?

Greenock police continue to appeal for information on a vulnerable woman who has been missing from her home since Friday, October 28, 2016.

The Your View Counts survey helps determine the policing priorities of communities throughout Scotland.

Your view counts in Argyll

People across Argyll and West Dunbartonshire have highlighted anti-social behaviour, followed by drug dealing and misuse, as their main issues of concern, according to the latest phase of the Your View Counts survey.

The NSPCC has said that online bullying is on the increase.

Report reveals increase in bullying online

The number of children and young people being tormented and bullied online has increased by 88 per cent in five years, according to a leading children’s charity.

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Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a 36-year-old woman from Inverkip.

Woman missing from Inverkip - can you help?

Police at Greenock are appealing for information and assistance in tracing a vulnerable woman missing from her home in Inverkip.

Driver across the country admitted to driving while over the drink drive limit.

Survey reveals extent of motorists’ bad behaviour

Road users across the UK have confessed their driving misdemeanours as part of a new survey with some unsettling results.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 21-year-old man in the chest during a fight in Rothesay on Sunday, July 31.

Man stabbed in Rothesay

A 21-year-old local man was stabbed in Rothesay’s town centre yesterday afternoon.

A 35-year-old man is facing assault charges following an incident in Ardbeg Road in the early hours of Wednesday, July 20.

Man arrested over hammer assault

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Rothesay following the assault of a 36-year-old man with a hammer.

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