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Former Lothian and Borders Police officer Bill Skelly named as preferred candidate for Lincolnshire’s...

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Former Lothian and Borders Police officer Bill Skelly has been named as the preferred candidate for Lincolnshire’s new police chief.The decision was made by Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones after an exhaustive interview process.The recommendation...

‘The Shortest Day of the Year’ by Peter Ritchie

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Fictional detective Grace Den Herder returns in the second part of the trilogy written by former Lothian and Borders police officer Peter Ritchie.After a varied career in Edinburgh, London, The Hague and Belfast, Peter...

Man jailed in sexual abuse case

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A man who sexually abused two teenage girls in Midlothian over three decades has been jailed.At the High Court in Edinburgh today John McCallum was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual offences...

Human remains are not those of Suzanne Pilley

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Detectives are now able to confirm that the body, which was found on Thursday (June 6) on Corstorphine Hill by a passer-by, belongs to a female.They are also able to say that, contrary to...

Witness appeal following alleged racist attack

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Police in the north of the city have appealed for witnesses following an alleged racist attack that took place on Tuesday 28 May 2013 at around 06:00 pm in the Muirhouse area.Police are keen...

Motorcyclist dies in Holyrood Park

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A motorcyclist has died after suffering serious injuries in a collision involving two cars in central Edinburgh.The accident took place near St Margaret's Loch in Holyrood Park at about 13:30 yesterday.Paramedics were sent to...

Investigation following Craigroyston school fire

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An investigation will get under way first thing this morning following a fire which broke out at Craigroyston High School on Pennywell Road last night. The fire service were called to the school at...

SDL take part in memorial service at Scottish Parliament

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The Scottish Defence League laid flowers and held a minutes silence in memory of soldier Lee Rigby who was murdered two weeks ago in Woolwich. The far right organisation held their service outside The...

Woman in hospital following alleged assault

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An investigation has been launched after a woman was taken from the Carlton Highland Hotel to the Royal Infirmary at round 6.30 am this morning.Police Scotland have confirmed they are involved in an investigation...

Man Convicted for Licensing Offence

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A nightclub licensee who allowed customers to continue drinking on his premises, despite being too drunk, has been convicted.John Allison was found guilty of the licence offence at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 27th...

Teen arrested after Gilmerton Primary air gun incident

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A teenager was arrested yesterday after up to 10 primary pupils at Gilmerton Primary where hit by pellets whilst playing in the school playground at lunchtime yesterday.Chief Inspector Mark Patterson from Police Scotland said:...

Four arrests after waterfront drugs search

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Four men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after Police Scotland recovered Class A drugs in Edinburgh.Officers carried out a search of a property in the Waterfront area of...

Cuppa with a cop in North Edinburgh

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Police Scotland have confirmed a series of dates and venues across North Edinburgh where local police officers will be holding surgeries.Local community Police Constables Sarah Hall and Tony Lawrence will be at Royston Wardieburn...

Police make fresh appeal in Willowbrae murder hunt

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Detectives investigating the murder of 25 year-old Mohamed Abdi are seeking information from the public about sightings of vehicles in the Restalrig area of Edinburgh.In particular they are keen to hear from anyone who...

Witness appeal after attempted robbery in the Meadows

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery that happened in the Meadows area of the Capital on Sunday.A 19-year-old woman was walking along Leamington Walk, the main pedestrian/cycle walkway through...

Weapons Seized From Edinburgh Business

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A 78-year-old man has been charged with alleged licensing offences after police seized a large quantity of weapons from a business in Edinburgh.In line with Police Scotland's commitment to tackling violence, officers carried out...

Murder hunt launched after incident in Willowbrae

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Police Scotland have today launched a murder hunt after a man aged 25 who was found in the street died in hospital.The murder inquiry is being led by Detective Superintendent Gary Flannigan, of the...

Cooking pot sparks house fire in Gilmerton

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  Fire crews were called to a house in Gilmerton Dykes Avenue just before 8:00pm on Sunday evening. The alarm was raised when a member of the public heard a smoke alarm and could smell...

Assault and robbery in South Gyle

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after an elderly man was assaulted and robbed over the weekend.The incident happened on Saturday 30 March 2013, in the South Gyle area.   The victim, a 71-year-old...

Lothian and Borders Police 1975-2013

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Monday marks the end of Lothian and Borders Police after an eventful 38 years serving the citizens of Edinburgh, East, West and Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, as every police officer in the country...

Police identify man who died in Inverleith

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Police in Edinburgh have now confirmed the identity of a man who died after being found injured in Inverleith Row yesterday afternoon.He was 32-year-old Mark Paterson from Dalkeith.Mr Paterson was carrying out work on...

Stephen Nolan convicted of murdering private hire driver

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A man who murdered his victim following an attack within an Edinburgh park has been convicted.At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Stephen Nolan (pictured left) was convicted of the murder of Ebrahim Aryaei...

Meadowbank assault and robbery

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an assault and robbery that happened in the Meadowbank area of the Capital at the weekend.The incident happened around 3.30am on Sunday 17 March 2013 in...

Police seek witnesses to road collision

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Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a road collision that happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.A red MG ZR car was being driven on the A766 Penicuik to Carlops road...

Police ask for witnesses to North Berwick collision

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Police are appealing for information following a serious road collision that happened in North Berwick yesterday evening.The incident happened around or before 9.30pm, on the unclassified road leading to Blackdykes Farm Cottages.A red Mazda...

Fatal road collision in Penicuik

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision that happened in Penicuik earlier today.Emergency services were called to Dick Terrace around 4:00pm, after a seven-year-old boy had been involved in a collision...

Suspicious incident in Baberton

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Police are investigating a report of a nine-year-old boy being approached by two men in Edinburgh.The incident happened on Baberton Mains Hill between 12.10pm and 12.20pm on Friday 8 March 2013 as the boy...

Made from Crime? targets sports fans this weekend

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Police forces in the East of Scotland are continuing their campaign to target people living lifestyles through crime by appealing to sports fans in the Capital. This weekend, a 20-foot long Ad Trailer will be...

Police look for witnesses to West Edinburgh assaults

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following two assaults and robberies in the West of Edinburgh in the past few days.The first incident happened on 3 March 2013 around 4.20pm on the...

Man convicted of assault in Chalmers Crescent

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A man who tried to mug his elderly victim after following him off a city bus has been convicted.At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, Ian Paterson was found guilty of assaulting an 89-year-old man and...
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