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#StrongerNorth Latest update

November 7, 2014 by


Just time to add one more pre-upgrade post … information from local police as part of the #StrongerNorth initiative: 6 November report: Disturbances in the Forth area Following several minor incidents of disorder in the Forth area of Edinburgh last night, a number of fireworks were thrown at Drylaw Police Station. As a response, we […]

#StrongerNorth: working together to make Pilton safer

November 5, 2014 by


#StrongerNorth initiaitive launched in WestPilton Police Scotland, the city council and the local community have joined forces to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in North Edinburgh. Working together under the #StrongerNorth banner, they will work together to address community safety concerns across the area. Last month, residents expressed anger at an apparent failure by local […]

West Pilton antisocial behaviour: meeting tomorrow night

November 3, 2014 by


WEST PILTON UPDATE Meeting Tuesday 4 November The Community Council meeting will discuss their normal agenda business from 6pm to 7:30 pm which is open to all. Anyone interested in joining our Community Council is most welcome as are observers. At 7:30 pm in the main Function Hall of the West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre there […]

Police action in West Pilton producing results

October 31, 2014 by


News from Edinburgh North Police West Pilton Community Action Police patrols continue in the West Pilton and surrounding areas. This week the following results have been achieved: * 62 persons stopped and searched. * 14 persons arrested or reported * Male arrested on two warrants relating to domestic abuse * 2 pedal cycles have been […]

Eyre Place attack: man to appear in court

October 17, 2014 by


A man will appear in court today following an alleged sex attack on a woman in Canonmills. Police confirmed a suspect aged 35 is being held in connection with the attempted rape of a 21-year-old woman near Smithies pub in Eyre Place. He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. The victim was […]

Pilton attack – man charged with attempted murder

October 4, 2014 by


Police Scotland have confirmed that an 18 year old man has been charged with attempted murder and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court court on Monday following the attack on a Chinese man in West Pilton on Wednesday evening. The victim of the attack – named locally as the owner of the Peking Garden takeaway, […]

Chinese man ‘serious’ following Pilton race hate attack

October 2, 2014 by


A Chinese father of three is being treated in hospital for serious injuries following a horrific attack by three men in West Pilton last night.  The victim suffered multiple injuries – including stab wounds – during the vicious attack which happened near the corner of West Pilton Grove and Park at around 9.30 last night. […]

Get your bike marked

September 23, 2014 by


News from Police Scotland … local opportunities to improve your cycle’s security

Edinburgh is the UK’s safest city

September 11, 2014 by


Edinburgh tops YouGov safest city poll A new survey has revealed that Edinburgh is seen as the safest city in Britain. The YouGov research asked participants how safe they feel ten British cities are – and Edinburgh came out well on top. When asked about the capital, 68% of participants – 1724 from across the […]

Police seek Comely Bank raider

September 9, 2014 by


Police are looking for witnesses following a foiled raid on a wine shop in Comely Bank last Friday. The would-be robber, who was wearing a trilby type hat, entered Appellation Wines on Comely Bank Road at around 4pm on Friday and threatened a female shop worker with a metal pole before demanding money. The woman […]