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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 Scotland is appealing for information

Police appeal after Brechin incidents

Police Scotland officers in Brechin are appealing for witnesses following two recent incidents in the town.

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Body discovered on Arbroath beach

Body discovered on Arbroath beach

The family of a missing teenager reported to have fallen off a cliff have been informed after a body was discovered on Arbroath beach.

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Police are seeking information

Attempted break-in in Brechin

Police Scotland is seeking information in relation to an attempted break-in to a garage at the rear of Drumachlie Park, Brechin.

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Police Scotland is appealing for information

Car vandalised in Brechin

Police Scotland is appealing for information in relation to vandalism incident within the cul de sac area of Argyll Street in Brechin.

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Attempt to enter sheds on City Road

Police in Brechin are appealing for witnesses after an attempt to enter sheds and vehicles was reported in the town.

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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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Police Scotland is appealing for information

Police issue property security advice

Angus residents are being advised by Police Scotland to consider their security, after a number of properties have been targeted, particularly garages, sheds and outbuildings.

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Police appeal after car damaged in Brechin

Police appeal after car damaged in Brechin

Police officers in Brechin are appealing for information after a car was damaged while it was parked in the Scotmid Co-op carpark on Montrose Street.

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Police Scotland is appealing for information

Window vandalised in Brechin

Police officers in Brechin are seeking witnesses to a vandalism incident in the town.

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Drug dealer avoids jail sentence

Drug dealer avoids jail sentence

A drug dealer whose stash was discovered after a seven-year-old put an ecstasy tablet in his mouth mistaking it for a sweet, has avoided jail.

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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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Angus Facebook drug dealers given community payback orders

Angus Facebook drug dealers given community payback orders

A couple who took drug deal orders over Facebook today (Monday) avoided jail terms.

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Angus bar brawler faces jail

A Forfar man who battered a £10 million lottery winner in a bar room brawl was today (Friday) facing jail.

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Thieves target Angus home twice in one week

Thieves target Angus home twice in one week

Police in Arbroath are appealing for witnesses after two separate thefts from the same address in St Vigeans Road this week.

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Angus ‘boy racers’ banned from the road

Angus ‘boy racers’ banned from the road

A trio who raced each other down a busy dual carriageway at speeds upwards of 100mph today (Thursday) avoided jail.

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CCTV footage released in Brechin public indecency case

CCTV footage released in Brechin public indecency case

Officers are looking to trace a middle-aged man in connection with a pair of incidents of public indecency in Brechin last month.

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Angus man to stand trial over alleged abduction

A man was allegedly violently abducted before fleeing for his life through a “fast flowing river”, a court was told.

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Man accused of brutal assault on police officers

Man accused of brutal assault on police officers

A man is to stand trial accused of “instructing his dog to attack” two Angus police officers.

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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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