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Anti-Social Behaviour
A combination of warmer weather and lighter evenings means everyone should be able to savour the enjoyments of what Perth & Kinross has to offer. However, this seems to result in a minority being unable to behave responsibly and engaging in anti-social behaviour to the detriment of others and the environment.
We would urge parents and guardians to reinforce this message to their children and if they are travelling into Perth for the afternoon or evening then please be curious and find out what their intentions are. Police officers are routinely finding themselves undertaking de-facto childminding duties which take resources away from other priorities.

Police Scotland will continue to monitor problem areas and act robustly where required. We also target individuals and outlets which are believed to supply youths with alcohol but require the support of retailers, parents and the wider community to allow us all to delight in the joys of Kinross-shire at this time of year.

Cycling Safety
Cycling of all types is estimated to be worth in excess of £500 million to the Scottish economy. We all must be aware of what we can do; as pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to ensure our highways remain safe for all road users. Whilst the number of cyclists killed on Scotland’s roads remains thankfully low the latest figures indicate that the number of cyclists injured in the last year has increased by 16%.

Police Scotland is joining with Cycling Scotland for a campaign to raise awareness of the legal requirement for drivers to leave a car’s width of space when passing a cyclist. Driving too close when passing a cyclist is an example of careless driving which attracts a minimum fine of £100 and three penalty points.
Highway Code Rule 64 states ‘you must not cycle on a pavement.’ Generally, anyone cycling on a footway or footpath in Scotland is committing an offence under Section 129(5) of The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984. It is however not an offence to cycle across a footway or footpath to access a cycle track, driveway or other land where cycling is allowed.

And whilst it is perfectly legal for cyclists to ride beside each other or in the middle of the road we all need to respect each other and I would hope that all road users would follow the letter of the law and the spirit in which it is intended to ensure that everyone can use our roads safely and without hindrance.

Local Incidents
A quantity of plants were stolen from Curate Wynd, Kinross, overnight on Friday 10 into Saturday 11 May. (CR/12091/19)
Between 3pm and 7.45pm, Monday 13 May, 3 traffic cones were stolen from Church Street, Kinross. (CR/12325/19)
Between 9am and 3.30pm, a shed was broken into at a property near to Pirliemuir Wood, Cleish. (CR/12323/19)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police Scotland – local community
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies

Community officers for Kinross-shire:
PC Ben Clark and PC Douglas Stapleton.
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Michelle Burns.
Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan, Almond & Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase

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Crime Stoppers – Telephone 0800 555 111
This is a free phone number (unless you are using a mobile phone), which any member of the public can contact at any time if you have information relating to a criminal activity of any sort. It is, if you wish, confidential and you cannot be contacted if you choose to remain anonymous.