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Aberdeen festive crime clampdown Operation Oak launched

A five-week clampdown on anti-social behaviour and violence over the festive period in Aberdeen has been launched.

Operation Oak will see additional patrols over Christmas and New Year.

Ch Supt Adrian Watson, commander for Aberdeen Division, said city centre violence and anti-social behaviour had fallen but there was "no room for complacency".

Crime writer Stuart MacBride, who has written books set in Aberdeen, helped to launch the campaign.

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