Firearms were involved in 33 offences in the north-east in just one year, according to new statistics.
The Crown Office has confirmed that no criminal proceedings are being brought after a gun was used to relight a flare on a North Sea platform.
Oil giant Total said today that it is helping authorities investigate a “firearms licensing matter” on one of its North Sea rigs.
A man has appeared in court facing a charge under the firearms act.
ARMED police were called to the scene of an incident in Aberdeen this afternoon.