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Detectives investigating recent firearms incidents in the Gilmerton area of Edinburgh have recovered a large quantity of stolen property during their enquiry.

An intelligence-led search was carried out at an address in Craigour Crescent yesterday (Monday) following information received from the public via Crimestoppers in relation to firearms.

No guns or ammunition were found. However, officers seized two motorcycles and other motorcycle parts that were confirmed as stolen from the Gorgie area of the city.

In addition, various power tools, which are also believed stolen, were removed from the property.

The value of the items recovered is estimated at being over £15,000.

Police are currently following a positive line of enquiry in relation to the discovery of these stolen items.

Detective Chief Inspector Kenny Gray said: “The public continue to provide us with information in relation to the recent incidents in Gilmerton and as a result we have been able to recover high-value stolen goods from an address.

“I would like to thank our communities for their continued support and assistance, which is proving invaluable in tackling serious and organised crime in the Capital.

“Recoveries like this send a very clear message to criminals that neither the public, nor the police will tolerate their activities and by working together we will bring you to justice.

“Anyone with information relating to any ongoing criminal offences in their area can contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”