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Death of 15-year-old girl being treated as unexplained

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An investigation is underway after the body of a missing 15-year-old girl was found next to a monument on Calton Hill at 6.30am on Saturday morning.The area has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations...

Woman banned for 20-months after drink driving conviction

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A  51-year-old woman pled guilty to drink driving at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today and was fined £700 and disqualified for 20 months.The incident happened around 9am yesterday morning on the A90 in the Cramond area.Inspector Roger Park...
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Racial Abuse Alleged at Tynecastle Park

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Police Scotland have confirmed two people were arrested following Hearts game with Motherwell at Tynecastle on Saturday. The reason for their arrests has not been given but it is understood from social media reports...

Man jailed for eight years for assaults on five women

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A man who physically and sexually assaulted five women was jailed today to eight years in prison. Oliver Dalgleish (28), originally from Rosyth, was jailed at Edinburgh High Court.The offences took place between December 2006...

Police appeal for any witnesses to early morning assault

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A man was seriously assaulted last night in the city centre and Edinburgh Police are appealing for witnesses. The incident happened at around 3.20am on Wednesday 5 December 2018 on George Street near to the...

Man charged with theft of over 60 bikes from stairs and sheds in Edinburgh

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Police in Edinburgh have arrested and charged a man following the theft of over 60 bicycles. An initiative dedicated to tackling bike theft called Operation Parameter helped to find the 41-year-old who was arrested in...
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High Court sentences Frazer Neil to life for 2017 murder

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Frazer Neil (25) has been jailed for life today at the High Court in Edinburgh for the murder of Hannah Dorans at Hutchison Road in February 2017. Neil was sentenced at Edinburgh High Court to...

Police charge man after theft from yoga centre in Leith

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Edinburgh Police have charged a 29 year-old man in connection with resetting of stolen goods after a break-in at a yoga centre in Leith. The premises occupied by Santosa Yoga Centre in Albert Street were...
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Scottish Government and Police Scotland launch festive Drink Drive campaign

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With Christmas parties in full swing, drivers are being reminded that ‘the best approach is none’ and will highlight the consequences of being caught drink driving.The awareness campaign supports Police Scotland’s enforcement campaign, which...

Police Scotland supports White Ribbon day and International Day

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Police Scotland supports White Ribbon day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.A spokesperson said: "Police Scotland is absolutely committed to the White Ribbon pledge in terms of doing all that...

Witness appeal following Cowgate attack

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault which took place between 12.30am and 1am on Friday 26th October 2018 in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh.A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his...
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CCTV appeal following city centre attack

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Police have released images of two men they wish to trace in connection with an ongoing investigation into a serious assault which took place around 2am on Sunday, September 9, on North Bridge.A 20-year old...

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Ruth Davidson’s office

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Police have arrested a 54-year-old man after rocks were thrown at the windows of Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson's constituency office in Roseburn Terrace.Ms Davidson, who is on maternity leave until next spring, was not...

Increase in frauds relating to credit or debit cards

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Frauds relating to credit or debit cards and taxis increased by almost a quarter (24.8%) year-on-year, with 5,007 crimes recorded between April 1 and September 31st 2018 according to Police Scotland. Analysis has shown that...

Man injured by falling rock from Edinburgh Castle

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A man suffered serious injuries yesterday afternoon after he was struck by a piece of rock that had fallen from Edinburgh Castle whist walking on an adjacent footpath.Emergency services attended and the man was...
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Man due in court after heroin valued at over £1m recovered in Edinburgh

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A man has been charged after around 11kg of heroin valued at more than £1million was recovered during an intelligence-led search of an address in Captains Drive yesterday.Officers also found a large quantity of cutting agent and a conductive...

Police relaunch initiative to reduce thefts of personal belongings

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As part of a continuing drive to reduce thefts and attacks by criminals who target personal belongings, police have relaunched Operation Arable.As part of the operation three men aged 26, 49 and 55 and...

Chemical items of concern found in Dalkeith house

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An investigation has been launched after chemical items of concern were found within a property in Dalkeith.Around 2.10pm on Tuesday 20th November, officers were called to support the Scottish Ambulance Service as they attended an address...

Police hunt woman seen acting aggressively toward toddler

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a report from a male motorist who saw a woman, apparently acting aggressively towards a child within the pram she was pushing  around 12.10pm yesterday in Russell Road.The driver challenged...

Crack Cocaine and Heroin recovered during house search in Musselburgh

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Two men have been charged after police recovered crack cocaine worth almost £3,500 and heroin worth £750 at a search at a home in Eskside West, Musselburgh yesterday.Other items associated with drugs were also found within...
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Fatal fire in Livingston not being treated as suspicious

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Police have revealed that they are not treating the fatal fire in Graham Way, Knightsridge, Livingston as suspicious and officers have alerted the family of the man in his 40s whom they believe died.The house...

Investigation continues into fatal fire in Livingston

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Police are continuing to investigate a fatal fire at a house in Graham Way in the Knightsridge area of Livingston which took place around 4am on Saturday 17th November.Following the fire being extinguished by...

Two men sought following robbery at tanning salon in Chesser

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which took place around 9.45pm on Friday evening at the the Indigo Sun tanning salon in the Fruitmarket Place area in Chesser.Two men entered the premises and demanded cash...
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Police probe ‘despicable’ theft from ambulance in Dalry Road

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A police investigation is underway after a medical bag was stolen from ambulance workers as they responded to a call-out on Caledonian Road in Dalry, Edinburgh, at 9.20pm last night.A green rucksack with the words Emergency Medical...

Police launch annual campaign to keep people safe over festive period

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Police yesterday launched their annual campaign to keep the Edinburgh public safe over the festive period.From Friday 16th November until Saturday 5th January, Operation Winter City 2018 will be in place to ensure appropriate police...
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Investigation underway following fatal fire in West Lothian

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An investigation is on-going surrounding the circumstances behind a fatal fire in West Lothian. Emergency services were called to a home on Knightsridge East Road in Livingston shortly before 4am this morning and a person...
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Police release image of car used in acid attack

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Police have released an image of a car used as part of an attack on a 37-year-old woman whose face was badly burned with acid on a doorstep in Captain's Road at 20:40 on Friday...
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Four men convicted of organised crime in West Lothian

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Four men have been convicted of organised crime in West Lothian, including people smuggling, money laundering, and fraud.Hardijs Langsteins, 37, from Salford; Maris Kursis , 30, from Falkirk; Arvids Civkors, 30, from Edinburgh and...
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Four years for man who set fires at places of worship

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A man responsible for fires at two places of worship in Edinburgh has been jailed at the High Court in Edinburgh today.Paul Johnson was sentenced to four years in prison following the incidents at the...

Two arrested after police recover significant quantity of drugs in Dalkeith

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A 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested after police recovered a quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine with an approximate value of £33,000. following the execution of a warrant at an address...
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