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Rape reports more than double over last decade in Fife The number of reported rapes in Fife has more than doubled in the past decade. A new report shows instances of rape and attempted rape in the region have soared from 99 in 2007/8 to 214...

Cops launch crackdown on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel A crackdown on drivers using phones behind the wheel is to be launched. Mobile safety cameras will be in operation across the country in a week-long police campaign starting on Monday. Drivers and passengers who...

Hundreds of Police officers on standby to deal with potential Brexit chaos Police Scotland will have 360 officers on standby to deal with any chaos resulting from Brexit, the force has confirmed. The extra PCs will be expected to deal with any protests and disruption at...

Police Scotland question protesters amid fears of Brexit chaos Police Scotland are so desperately worried about Brexit that the force are now phoning up political activists to ask if they plan on causing any trouble when Britain leaves the EU. One of those contacted was campaigner...

Whistleblower says she was told to torch undercover police files Reports that senior officers ordered the destruction of files relating to covert operations have prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into undercover policing in Scotland. A whistleblower, known only as Mrs K, is said to have...

Delight as Aberdeen’s police dog unit gets special visit from founding officerIt was 1959 when PC Sandy Reid and his loyal dog Rennie became the first-ever recruits.Now Sandy has returned to the canine section and delivered a special gift for the division – Rennie’s collar...

Delight as Aberdeen’s police dog unit gets special visit from founding officerIt was 1959 when PC Sandy Reid and his loyal dog Rennie became the first-ever recruits.Now Sandy has returned to the canine section and delivered a special gift for the division – Rennie’s collar...

400 Scottish police to be deployed to deal with Brexit fallout Police Scotland is planning for up to 400 officers to be deployed to deal with the consequences of Brexit, the force’s chief constable said yesterday. Iain Livingstone warned the additional police needed could threaten the...

Two police officers from Irvine have been recognised for their extraordinary acts of fearlessness and determination at the Scottish Police Federation Bravery Awards.Police Constables John Black and Jason Kean won their award for saving the life of a suicidal man who carried out a violent...

Police Scotland has warned that cancelling plans to cut 300 officer posts due to Brexit will put “significant pressure” on its budget. The national force had planned to save £12.6 million by reducing officer numbers in 2019-20. But it postponed the plan earlier this month,...