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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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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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Disgust as cars wreck pitches

Disgust as cars wreck pitches

The “thoughtless behaviour” of vandals in cars at the weekend has temporarily taken a pair of Arbroath football pitches out of action.

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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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Brass Scales of Justice

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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Sudden death of Arbroath pensioner

Sudden death of Arbroath pensioner

Police Scotland has reported that an elderly man has died suddenly at an address in Arbroath at the weekend.

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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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Brass Scales of Justice

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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Police release CCTV images in serious assault investigation

Police release CCTV images in serious assault investigation

CCTV images of a person connected to a serious assault in Arbroath in December last year have been released by Police Scotland as their investigation continues.

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George Aitken.

Missing Arbroath man found

George Aitken (59), who had been reported as missing from the Arbroath area yesterday (Saturday), has been found.

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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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