A 44-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a number of thefts from properties in the Fraserburgh area.
The majority of these thefts occurred within the home addresses of elderly, vulnerable people within the community.
The incidents occurred between Friday, 25 October and Tuesday, 12 November (2019).
The woman is expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Tuesday, 17 December 2019.
Police Scotland, in Aberdeen, are appealing for information after a pedestrian was struck by a car in the centre of the city.
The incident happened at approximately 14:30 on Monday, 25 November 2019.
Powis Terrace at the junction with Bedford Road next to the traffic lights was the scene of the crime.
A 66-year old man was hit by the car, which failed to stop. Passers-by went to the aid of the man and he was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance where he remains in a serious condition with leg and chest injuries.
Officers are appealing to witnesses who may have seen what happened.
A grey Lexus IS car, registration number SC06 XEL, struck the pedestrian and carried on towards the St. Machar area.
The Lexus was also seen a short time later in the Ashill Drive area of Aberdeen where it was abandoned after four men were seen leaving the vehicle. It has been recovered by police and enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver and occupants.
Road Policing Inspector Steve Manson, said:
“It appears that the Lexus was being driven erratically prior to the incident and after being involved in the collision with the pedestrian it failed to stop. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and the driver made no attempt to stop and check on him. We are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or saw the Lexus before or after the incident, to get in touch. In particular, if you have dash-cam footage that can assist our enquiries then please contact us."
Those who can help should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1967 of Monday, 25 November 2019.
Alternatively, those with details can anonymously contact, CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111.
Can you help police find a missing woman from Wigan?
Barbara Gough, 75, was last seen at approximately 07:00 this morning (Tuesday 26 November 2019) on Gathurst Road, Shevington near Wigan.
Barbara is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall with grey/brown hair which is worn in a bun. She is of slight build.
Barbara was last seen wearing white pyjamas, and is possibly barefoot.
Officers, attached to Greater Manchester Police, are becoming increasingly concerned for Barbara and want to make sure she is safe and well.
Anyone with information about Barbara’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7122.
Humberside Police are looking for a suspect in connection with an incident where a woman in her 80's was threatened in her own home by a man in Grimsby.
It happened at approximately 18.30 on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at a property on Eaton Court.
The suspect had entered the property through a back door, approached the victim and asked for jewellery and cash before threatening her.
He then stole two wallets before leaving. One was empty and another had a small amount of money in it.
The lady wasn’t hurt but she was shaken.
The suspect has been described as around 5 foot 8, wearing all black, and spoke with a Grimsby accent.
Did you see anything at the time?
Do you have any information?
Please contact Humberside Police - on 101 - quoting log 418 of 24/11/19.
Officers from Greater Manchester have released CCTV image following an attempted robbery in Leigh.
Police have released an image of two men to enlist the public's assistance in tracing these persons.
These men are wanted by GMP as they want to speak to then in connection with an attempted robbery on Bettison Avenue in Leigh.
On Friday, 1 November 2019, shortly after 11:00, two men threatened the occupants - a 73-year-old man & a 70-year-old woman - then subsequently demanded a quantity of cash.
No-one was injured during the robbery and the offenders didn’t leave with anything, however, the occupants were left understandably shaken.
The offenders fled the scene on foot and were seen running up Bettison Avenue towards Callow Drive.
Detective Constable Brendan Greally, of Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan division, said:
“This was a terrible ordeal the occupants had to endure in their own home. Whilst no one was injured, they were left extremely shocked by this incident. We are appealing to members of the public to assist us in identifying the men in the images we have released, as we want to speak with them in connection with the incident."
DC Greally is encouraging people to come forward.
“If you have any information that can assist us, please get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone who has any information about the incident should call police on 0161 856 7259 quoting incident number 1179 of 01/11/19.
Details can also be passed to the independent charity CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Detectives are appealing for information and help to identify a man after a child reported that he was sexually assaulted.
Police were called at approximately 00:20 on Saturday, 23 November 2019 to a residential address on The Greenway, Ickenham, following a report that a man had gained entry before sexually assaulting a young boy in his bedroom.
There was no evidence of forced entry.
The man fled the scene after the child told him that he would phone the police.
The child is being supported by specially trained officers who are not confirming his age in order to protect the boy's identity.
Detective Constable Claire Field, from the West Area Command Unit’s Safeguarding team, said:
“This matter has clearly caused a great deal of anguish to the boy’s family. Police are very concerned and we are carrying out an extensive and well-resourced investigation."
DC Field, added:
"We are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man who was seen running from the area shortly after the assault. It is vital that we speak to him to establish why he was in the vicinity. Whilst incidents such as this are thankfully very rare, I would encourage people to ensure that their homes are kept secure at all times and to report anyone acting suspiciously.”
The suspect is described as white, of slim build with short hair and a beard.
He was wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt.
There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image, or who was in the area at the time, is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.
Please quote CAD 145/23NOV.
To give information anonymously contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Norris from the West Area Command Unit, said:
“We fully recognise how concerned our community will be after an incident like this. For this reason we have patrols in the area and we are working with partners and keeping them informed. Together we are doing all we can to support the family and all those affected. This is a horrible incident and thankfully rare, but my officers are working incredibly hard to find the person responsible.”