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Operation Oak fells Aberdeen festive period crime

Police have hailed a crackdown on crime over the festive period in Aberdeen as a major success.

Grampian Police said Operation Oak had seen no assault and robberies recorded, and serious assaults falling by more than half on last year.

Anti-social offences throughout the Christmas and New Year period were said to be down by 66.5%.

Chief Supt Adrian Watson said: "It is extremely encouraging to see these results."

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