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In brief for 31 January 2011

Weekend police report

SHETLAND police issued two anti social behaviour fines on Lerwick’s Commercial Street over the weekend for a disturbance and peeing in public.

Four males men were issued fixed penalty tickets for speeding throughout Shetland and there were six reports of noisy music being played during the early hours of the morning over the weekend.

Police asked drivers to be careful and party goers to think of their neighbours.

Keeping children safe

A POLICE project to help parents, guardians and carers to raise concerns about anyone who may have contact with their children was launched across the highlands and islands on Monday.

Community Disclosure – Keeping Children Safe was piloted in Tayside in 2009 and is now being rolled out by Northern Constabulary.

If anyone responsible for an under 18 year old is worried about an adult they may be in contact with, they can ask for limited information about that person to protect their children.

Northern Constabulary is encouraging people to share their concerns under the scheme, but stressed information would only be shared with people, such as parents, guardians and carers.

Acting Detective Inspector Eddie Ross, who is the scheme’s project manager, said: “We have always encouraged anyone who has concerns about any child to share these with police. Each application will be assessed and where necessary and appropriate, certain information may be shared with an individual to help them protect their child.”

More information is available at www.northern.police.uk/keeping-children-safe.html.