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Forres Community Policing Team's Moray West Community Council Report lists local crimes committed in July

By Ali Morrison

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Police inspector for Forres, Andrew Meikleham.
Police inspector for Forres, Andrew Meikleham.

LOCAL police focussed on substance misuse and motor offences last month.

The Moray West Community Council Report from Forres Community Policing Team lists instances of these crimes and others including antisocial behaviour.

Police Inspector, Andrew Meikleham, confirmed concerns continue to be raised regarding youth annoyance.

He said: “To target it, locations will see high visibility and plain clothed officers. Community engagement officers will also be visiting schools.”

There were other reports of antisocial behaviour, violence and disorder in July. Six were raised for assault. Two people have been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal. Positive lines of enquiry are ongoing for the others.

Six people were charged with possession of Class A or B drugs. Three were issued with police warnings, the others will appear at court. Following intelligence regarding suspicious activity, a search warrant was carried out - one person was arrested for the concern and supply of controlled drugs.

Two reports of extortion were reported in the area, where scammers built relationships with victims then demanded money. Both are ongoing enquiries with positive lines of enquiry. Three thefts were also reported from local businesses. Police are using CCTV to progress enquiries. A vehicle was reported stolen in the Forres area. After searching, officers found it and a suspect was charged with theft, driving with a provisional license and no insurance. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Three people were charged with speeding, two for failing to stop following an accident, and two for suspected drug driving.

During July, officers enforced parking restrictions on High Street and the surrounding area. Several motorists were reported for parking offences.

Email ForresCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk for more information.

Forres Police Station public counter is open from 8.15am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 8.15am- 2.45pm on Fridays.

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