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Here are a few of the things I've been up to this week.

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Here are a few of the things Liam has been up to this week.

Finn's Law Consultation Goes LIVE!

In response to Liam's campaign, the Scottish Government has just launched a consultation into increasing the maximum available penalties for certain animal cruelty offences, including attacks on service animals.

Please for action towards fire-raising

TheCourier.co.uk report on my plea for a tougher stance to be taken against those who commit arson. Last week, Auditor General Caroline Gardner said the number of fires in Scotland had increased by 3% in 2016-17.

Ageing Police Scotland computer system needs upgrade

Police Scotland needs funding totalling more than £200 million to modernise its ageing computer systems amid growing concerns over cyber-enabled crime, according to Deputy Chief Officer David Page.

Sexual and violent crime on the rise in Scotland

Figures from Police Scotland show that there was a 1.7% increase in total crime during the period 1 April, 2017 to 31 March 2018 compared to last year. The figure increases to 3.4% when statistics on weapon possession – which were not previously recorded separately – are included.