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Police Back Initiative to Raise Awareness of Stalking

Police Scotland has announced that it is taking part in National Stalking Awareness Week, which is running from 16th – 20th April. 

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Government Announces New Measures to Tackle Sectarianism

The Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing, has announced that an independent working group is to be established to look at the scope for establishing a legal definition of ‘sectarianism’ in Scots Law - potentially making it easier for police and prosecutors to tackle sectarian related crimes

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Director Prosecuted for Falsifying Company Information

In an interesting case recently reported by Companies House, a company director has been fined for deliberately falsifying information about his firms in what is thought to be the first-ever conviction of its kind. 

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New Approach to Tackling Dangerous Driving

Police forces in England are taking part in an initiative that involves the use of a new HGV ‘supercab’ to tackle dangerous driving on motorways and major A roads. 

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Management of Offenders Bill Published

The Scottish Government has published its Management of Offenders Bill, which includes measures relating to new electronic monitoring technologies. 

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Homicide Law to be Included in Law Reform Programme

The Scottish Law Commission has published its Tenth Programme of Law Reform, which will form the basis for most of the Commission’s work over the next five years. The Programme has been approved by Scottish Ministers and laid before the Scottish Parliament. 

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Woman Imprisoned for Encouraging Suicide

In a rather unusual case from England, a woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of encouraging a man to commit suicide. 

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Analysis Reveals Sharp Increase in Total Value of Fraud

2017 saw another increase in the total value of fraud committed in the UK, with the amount rising by 6.5% compared to 2016 to reach £2.11bn. 

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Man Receives Fine for Wildlife Offence

A 65-year-old man has received a fine of £500 after being found guilty of committing an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. 

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International Operation Targets Organised Crime

A large scale operation coordinated and supported by Europol and Frontex has targeted organised crime groups and their infrastructures across the EU.

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