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A 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged after police in Edinburgh recovered a number of bladed weapons from a newsagent during Operation Wolf enforcement activity.

Local officers in Leith executed a search warrant at the Junction News shop in Great Junction Street yesterday (Thursday) and seized a sword and two knives from within.

Trading Standards were also in attendance and alcohol and fireworks, which the store is not permitted to sell, were also removed.

The man was scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Following a further search warrant carried out yesterday, £35,000 in cash was discovered down the back of a sofa at a property in Craigentinny Avenue. Enquiries are continuing.

Superintendent Matt Richards said: “Police Scotland will proactively hunt down any person using or carrying a weapon. Operation Wolf continues to remove harmful items from our communities, whether these be weapons, drugs or anything that jeopardises public safety, and local officers will bring those responsible to justice.

“Our targeted activity is based on engagement with the public who identify the issues or concerns for their area, which require a police response.

“Rest assured, further Operation Wolf enforcement will take place whenever we receive information relating to ongoing criminal activity within Edinburgh.”