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Investigation underway after 80-year-old woman dies in A1 collision

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A police investigation is underway after an 80-year-old woman died during a crash on the southbound carriageway of the A1, between Gladsmuir and Abbotsview, near the Abbotsview junction which happened around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.The woman, who...

Police believe the Captain’s Road acid attack victim was ‘targetted’

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A police investigation is underway after a 37-year-old woman was badly burned when acid was thrown in her face by a man in a dark hooded tracksuit as she answered the door of a property in Captain's...

Man and woman charged with Bathgate robberies

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Police have charged two people in connection with three armed robberies on business premises in the Hopetoun Street, George Street and Millburn Road areas of Bathgate which took place between Friday 2nd November and...

Heroin with street value of £580,000 seized in Magdalene

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A man has been charged  following a significant recovery of Class A drugs in Edinburgh and Class C drugs in East Lothian.On Thursday 8th November, an intelligence-led search was carried out at an address...

Police arrest 38-year-old man in connection with Grassmarket attacks

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A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two attempted murders and a serious assault which took place near to the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel in the Grassmarket in the early hours of...

Witness appeal following unprovoked Grassmarket attacks

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted murder and two serious assaults in the city centre which happened around 3.35am this morning within the Grassmarket.Two women were standing at the vennel next to the Apex City of...

Man who sexually abused children in Fife and East Lothian jailed for 10-years

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A 51-year-old man who sexually abused children between 1983 and 2016 in Fife and East Lothian has today been sentenced to 10 years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh.Raymond Oldham  pled guilty...

Police investigate deliberate fire at a pavilion in Dalkeith

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire at a pavilion in Dalkeith which was reported around 6.40pm on Tuesday 6th of November in the Newmills Road area of the town.Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: “A...

Renewed appeal after police link two robberies in Bathgate

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Police  are renewing their appeal for information following two armed robberies in Bathgate which officers are linking.The first happened at a bookmakers in Hopetoun Street on Friday 2nd November at around 7.20pm when a...

Police release CCTV image following serious assault in Leith Walk

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Police are continuing to investigate a serious assault in the Leith Walk area which occurred at around 4.10pm on Monday 8th October 2018 outside The Central Bar.A 40-year-old man was seriously assaulted, sustaining a head...

Police praise public support following successful Bonfire Night policing operation

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Police have praised the support of the public and partner organisations following a successful Halloween and Bonfire Night policing operation.Between Wednesday 31st October and Monday 5th November, reported antisocial behaviour in the city fell...

Witness appeal following armed robbery in Bathgate

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A police investigation is underway after a cashier was threatened by a man armed with a meat cleaver during a robbery at a bookmakers shop in Hopetoun Street, Bathgate around 7.20pm on Friday 2nd November.More...

Witness appeal after Remembrance Garden vandalised

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A police investigation is underway after the Garden of Remembrance at Princes Street Gardens East near the Scott Monument was vandalised.Minor damage was caused to wooden crosses and a sign within the poppy garden sometime between...

Police make two arrests following football disorder

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Police have made two arrests in connection with football related violence in the capital. A 26-year-old male has been charged in relation to the incident where a 70-year-old woman was struck by a bottle before...

Men banned for leaving their home overnight following Bonfire Night disorder

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Five men responsible for Bonfire Night disorder in the North East of Edinburgh last year have received Restriction of Liberty Orders, banning them from leaving their homes overnight for six months.At Edinburgh Sheriff Court...

Police urge drivers to take care on winter roads

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As winter approaches, and the first significant weather events of the season having already taken place, Police Scotland is urging drivers to take care on the roads.Head of Road Policing, Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle,...

Man convicted of the murder of Hannah Dorans in Hutchison Road flat

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The man responsible for the murder of Hannah Dorans in the Chesser area of Edinburgh last year has now been convicted.At the conclusion of the trial, which began on Monday 15th October at Glasgow...

Police name 50-year-old Livingston man who died following collision on A801

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A man who died following a road traffic collision in West Lothian last weekend has been named as Gary Sinclair.Gary, who was 50 and from Livingston, died following the collision on the A801 between the...

Man charged with assault after assistant referee attacked during derby mayhem

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A 25-year-old man has been charged with assault after an assistant referee was attacked during last night's Edinburgh derby. Both assistant referees, Frank Connor and David McGeachie were targeted by individuals in the crowd as...

Police hunt armed robber who wore white skeleton mask and black cat suit

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery which took place around 9.50pm last night at the Margiotta food store on Comiston Road.A man entered the premises and threatened a member of staff...

Police advice ahead of Edinburgh derby

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Police are asking fans attended the Hearts vs Hibs derby on Halloween to conduct themselves in a responsible manner.The teams will meet at Tynecastle tonight in the Scottish Premiership fixture, with a sell-out crowd...

EU funding received for research into how police respond to domestic abuse

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Researchers from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) have received funding from EU Horizon 2020 to support research into how institutions, including the police and social work, respond to domestic abuse.SCCJR...

Witness appeal following death of 50-year-old man after collision with lorry

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a man after his car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A801 road at Boghead roundabout, outside Bathgate, at around 7.30pm on Sunday evening.The 50-year-old,...

Witness appeal following deliberate fire in Livingston

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a wilful fire raising which took place around 6.50pm last night in the Canberra Street area of Livingston.Detective Constable Barry Carlin of Livingston CID said: “A fire was deliberately started in...

Elderly woman in A&E after being struck by bottle thrown at Celtic supporters’ bus

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A police investigation is underway following reports that an elderly woman was injured following Sunday's League Cup semi-final clash at Murrayfield.The 70-year-old woman was apparently taken to A&E after she was hit on the face...

CCTV appeal following assault and robbery on bus in Tranent

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Police Scotland have released a CCTV image following an assault and robbery in the Tranent area which took place on board the number 26 Lothian bus at around 7am on Saturday 2 June 2018.The victim suffered minor injuries after...

Two men in hospital after large street fight in Livingston

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Two men, aged 34 and 48, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in a serious condition after emergency services were called to a large street fight in Alexander Drive in Livingston at 3am on...

M8 closed in both directions as police respond to reports of ‘distressed’ man

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The M8 was closed in both directions near Whitburn, West Lothian due to a police incident earlier this morning. A three hour diversion was put in place on the B7066 between Whitburn and Kirk of Shotts and the motorway...

Police identify human bones discovered at Pollock Halls of Residence last month

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Police have identified the human bones discovered at Pollock Halls of Residence last month were from a 50-year-old man from the Scottish Borders.Scientists examined an area in front of the Fraser Court block on Dalkeith Road after...

Investigation underway after road rage attack in Linlithgow

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A police investigation is ongoing to trace the driver of a red Land Rover who assaulted a 64-year-old motorist in a road rage attack in Royal Terrace Linlithgow about 14:00 on Monday on Monday afternoon. The victim was...
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