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A damn good read – Queen of Crime Val McDermid on The First Modern...

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Her novels have been translated into 40 languages and sold 16 million copies worldwide, so Val McDermid knows a thing or two about crime writing.The winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for...

Edinburgh woman’s death – the first modern murder

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It was one of the most sensational murder trials of the 20th century.If it had not been for the combined brilliance of three Scottish scientists and a battle-hardened police officer, Dr Buck Ruxton may...

New Town murder – man jailed for life

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A man who murdered his friend at a property in Edinburgh's New Town has been jailed.Kieran Davies, 28, was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 19 years at the High...

Lockhart jailed for murder of wife and son

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A man who killed his wife and young son has been sentenced at Edinburgh High Court today (16 October.)Garry Lockhart, 33, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 25 years after being found...

South Queensferry – third person charged with murder

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A third person has now been arrested and charged with the alleged murder of Jordan MacKay following an incident at South Queensferry in the early hours of Sunday morning.The 43 year-old woman will appear...

South Queensferry – Man charged with murder

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Following the discovery of a 20 year-old man with serious injuries on the Loan in South Queensferry in the early hours of Sunday, 13 July 2014, a 46 year-old man has been charged with...

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...

Police seek details of vehicle involved in murder incident

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Detectives investigating the murder of a 25 year-old man in Edinburgh at the weekend have appealed for information about a vehicle which was involved in the incident. They are keen to hear from people in...

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...

Man given life sentence for murder

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A 26-year-old man who murdered a Polish man in his own flat in Edinburgh has been sentenced.Maciej Ciania (34) pictured above was found dead in the address in Dickson Street on 14th January 2012....

New investigation into unsolved East Lothian murder

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Lothian and Borders Police have launched a major reinvestigation into the murder of an East Lothian man that took place over a decade ago.Steven Brown, 35, was found lying dead in a field near...

Suzanne Pilley’s murderer jailed for 18 years

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A man who committed a murder and hid the victim's body was jailed for a minimum of 18 years today.David Gilroy was convicted of the murder of missing Edinburgh office worker, Suzanne Pilley, last...

Family pay tribute to murder victim

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 The family and friends of Ebrahim Aryaei Nekoo, who was murdered in the West of Edinburgh over the weekend, have today paid tribute to him.In a statement issued through Lothian and Borders Police, Mr...

Man convicted of murder of Gorebridge teenager sentenced today

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A man who murdered a Midlothian teenager in an attack in Gorebridge last year has been sentenced today. Brian McHale (21), was sentenced to 15 years for the murder of 17-year-old Dale Bennett, following a...

Merchiston Man was Murdered say Police

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Police can now confirm that a murder inquiry is underway following the discovery of 64-year-old Roger Gray's body within his home in Merchiston Crescent on Saturday March 19.A post-mortem, which took place yesterday, confirmed...

Luke Mitchell loses appeal against sentence

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The convicted killer of Penicuik teenager, Jodi Jones, has lost his appeal against sentence following the majority decision of the appeal court which has just been issued this week. When he was sentenced in...

Renewed search for Suzanne Pilley

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Lothian and Borders Police investigating the suspected murder of Edinburgh woman, Suzanne Pilley are launching a large-scale search of the area around the Argyll Forest this weekend. Despite this action Miss Pilley's...

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