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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 […]

Let’s make Bonfire Night the safest ever

October 28, 2014 by


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is appealing for the public’s help to ensure that 2014’s Bonfire Night is the safest ever for Scotland: Bonfire Night is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for the SFRS with the number of emergency calls typically seeing a 40% increase throughout the period. SFRS […]

West Pilton: tackling the scourge of antisocial behaviour

October 27, 2014 by


Brandin, a member of North Edinburgh Young People’s Forum, is concerned about the ongoing antisocial behavior in the area: A gang of local youths have committed many crimes in North Edinburgh recently: they are an extreme danger to the public and themselves. The groups has at least twenty members and is based in Pilton. The […]

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. […]

Masked men raid family home in Crewe Road South

September 29, 2014 by


Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Crewe Road South during the night. Four armed men wearing masks broke into a house just before 2am and attacked a terrified Chinese couple and their ten-year-old son. The raiders – who spoke with Scottish accents – escaped with a four-figure-sum of cash and jewellery. Police […]

Get your bike marked

September 23, 2014 by


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

Leaders speak out on David Haines murder

September 14, 2014 by


Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland”s First Minister Alex Salmond have spoken out following the horrific murder of Scottish aid worker David Haines by Islamic militant group ISIL. Mr Cameron said: “Today, the whole country will want to express its deep sympathy for David Haines’ family. They have endured the last 18 months of David’s captivity […]

Speak up, speak out: giving our children the best possible start

September 9, 2014 by


Partnership approach to support children affected by substance misuse Happy, healthy children from Cowgate Under 5’s Centre in Edinburgh today helped launch a campaign to raise awareness of the misery caused when adults misuse alcohol or drugs. Speak Up Speak Out has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Police Scotland to offer help, support […]

Police appeal following Leith rape

September 1, 2014 by


Woman attacked as she walked to walk Police are appealing for witnesses following the rape of a young woman as she walked to work in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 20-year-old was attacked at the entrance to Swanfield Industrial Estate off Bonnington Road at around 4.30am. The attacker is described as in his […]