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Burgled grocer is cold but not disheartened after theft

An award-winning Carnoustie grocer has highlighted the generally crime-free nature of the town after her shop was broken into this week.

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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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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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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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Pub Watch scheme launched in Carnoustie

Pub Watch scheme launched in Carnoustie

Police Scotland has launched a Pub Watch scheme in Carnoustie in partnership with local licensees in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

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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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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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Dundee Sheriff Court

Murder accused to stand trial

A man accused of murdering two cousins at a family vigil for a teenager who is still missing after falling from cliffs was today (Tuesday) ordered to stand trial.

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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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Dundee Sheriff Court

Angus man accused of assaulting 75-year-old

An Angus man is to stand trial accused of assaulting a 75-year-old woman in a shopping centre car park on Boxing Day after allegedly driving round the multi-storey the wrong way at “excessive speed”.

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Bus driver banned for three months

A bus driver who “knowingly” ran a red light before ploughing a double decker bus into a young woman has been banned from the road.

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