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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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Glasgow High Court.

Serial rapist sentenced at High Court

A rapist who carried out a series of sex attacks in the Western Isles has been locked up for 11 years.

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Campaign to target uninsured drivers

Campaign to target uninsured drivers

Uninsured drivers are to be targeted this week by Police Scotland, in partnership with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), in a week of action, which will run until Sunday, January 28th.

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Hare coursing arrests

Hare coursing arrests

Police in the Borders and East Lothian have arrested and charged five men in connection with hare coursing offences.

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Scammers are calling people in Fife pretending to be HM Revenue and Customs officers.

Income tax scam - be aware

Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are advising residents that there have been reports of a cold calling scam, where the caller claims to be calling from HMRC.

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

Appeal after hit and run on A7

Police are looking for witnesses following a hit and run collision which left a young man in hospital.

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Record numbers of Scots use Crimestoppers

Record numbers of Scots use Crimestoppers

Over the last 12 months independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from the public across Scotland, as the people speak up to help make our streets and communities safer for us all.

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Check doorstep callers carefully

Warning to be on guard

Local policing officers in the Western Isles are urging residents to be on their guard against doorstep crime.

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Drink and drug driving campaign launched

Drink and drug driving campaign launched

Police Scotland has launched the second week-long summer drink/drug drive campaign to coincide with a time of year when statistics show Scotland’s road users are at their highest risk of being killed or seriously injured because the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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BT customers warned over fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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Pic: Shutterstock

Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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The funeral procession.

Ariana Grande song played at Eilidh’s funeral

A “special” Ariana Grande song was played at Eilidh Macleod’s funeral in Barra this morning.

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Eilidh's order of service outside the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in Castlebay.

Island says goodbye to Eilidh

The funeral of Eilidh Macleod, one of the teenage girls from Barra caught up in the Manchester terror attack on May 22nd, took place this morning.

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The coffin of Eilidh MacLeod draped in the Barra flag is carried across Traigh Mhor beach at Barra airport after it arrived by chartered plane yesterday. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Barra funeral of Manchester attack victim Eilidh Macleod

The family and friends of Manchester terror victim Eilidh MacLeod have gathered on Barra for her funeral.

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Annag Maclean, Headteacher at the girls' school in Castlebay, told of the deep sadness throughout the Barra community.

Council’s condolences following Manchester attack

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr Norman A MacDonald, on behalf of the Comhairle and the communities of the Outer Hebrides has expressed sincere condolences to the family of Eilidh Macleod who have confirmed that she was amongst those who died in the Manchester attack.

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