More than 1,000 arrests in first weekend since easing of some lockdown measures

Police have revealed they arrested more than 1,000 people in Scotland over the weekend - in the first days since some lockdown measures were eased in Scotland.

Officers received more than 32,000 calls, and attended nearly 16,000 incidents.

Deputy Chief Constable revealed the details in a series of tweets - where he said the crime rate had risen as a result of more people being out and about.

We have asked Police Scotland to confirm how the figures compare with previous weekends in lockdown.

However, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed officers carried out nearly 800 dispersals on Saturday alone - five times the level of the previous week.

Phase one of easing lockdown came into force on Friday. It allows people to meet with one other household, outdoors, up to a maximum of eight people - as long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to.

The rules now allow for unlimited outdoor exercise and people are allowed to travel to take part in activities, but they are being encouraged to only go up to five miles from their house. Sports like golf and fishing are now also permitted again.

The first minister has previously urged people not to flood to beauty spots - and to go elsewhere if their chosen area is busy.

She has consistently stated that things are not "back to normal" - and that there is still a risk of the virus being spread, causing a possible second peak, if people refuse to follow the guidance.

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