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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Kids told crime doesn’t pay after vandalism surges in Aberdeen communities

Police have urged parents to educate their children, after a rise in youth annoyance and vandalism in two city communities. Since the start of the summer holidays, Police Scotland has seen an increase in calls in the Bridge of Don and Bucksburn areas. Last month three youths were charged in relation to alleged vandalism at Brimmond Primary School on Inverurie Road. Pc Lisa McIntosh, from Bucksburn Community Policing Team, said: “Many of these calls relate to incidents at empty schools and derelict buildings. We would like to remind parents to ensure their children are safe over the holidays and that they understand the dangers and risks of playing in and on derelict buildings.”

Police crackdown on whistle-blowers in new guidance for officers

Police officers and staff will be asked to provide a list of any journalists and political activists they know in a bid apparently designed to stop leaks. However police insist the register merely aims to tackle potential criminal activity. The move could have prevented media reports of police scandals – including the M9 deaths, chaos and near-misses as control rooms are centralised and armed police being deployed on routine duties. Last night Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said police bosses should not be freed up to “silence internal critics”.