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Recorded crime at one of the lowest levels in 45 years

The number of crimes recorded by police has increased one per cent since 2017/18; from 244,504 offences to 246,480 in 2018/19. Despite this annual rise, the recording of crime throughout Scotland remains at one of the lowest levels seen since 1974. According to the latest bulletin released on Tuesday, the majority of crimes have continued to fall in Scotland over the last 10 years, with the total recorded crime dropping 27 per cent since 2009/10.

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Man convicted of supplying drugs wins appeal

Last year, James Houten was sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment (discounted from 30 months for pleading guilty) after admitting his involvement in the supply of class A drug, cocaine, contrary to section 4(3)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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'Zero tolerance' approach to drug driving in Scotland under new rules

Motorists in Scotland will be subject to a ‘zero tolerance’ approach if they are caught breaking new drug-drive limits proposed by the Scottish Government.

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Confiscation Order Follows Drugs Conviction

A man who had previously pled guilty to a drug-related offence has now had a Confiscation Order of £222,900 awarded against him.

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