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Police appeal following Pier Place attack

July 8, 2014 by


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured during a break-in at her Newhaven home. The incident happened last Friday at around 12.15pm at an address in Pier Place. The 19-year-old victim was in the house when she became aware of a male’s presence, and a short struggle between the pair resulted in […]

Appeal for witnesses following Leith assault

June 28, 2014 by


Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted in Leith earlier this month. They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who came to the aid of the man during the vicious attack – which took place in board daylight. The 29-year-old victim was subjected to an unprovoked attack while […]

Firearms charges following Stockbridge incident

April 17, 2014 by


A 38-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences following a police operation in Stockbridge. Two controlled explosions were carried out on Wednesday night and a further one on Thursday morning. Officers searched a property in Jamaica Mews in The New Town area and recovered a number of items. Residents were evacuated as a precaution […]

Sixteen charged following housebreaking initiative

February 20, 2014 by


Sixteen males – some as young as 13 – have been charged with housebreaking offences following another week of Operation RAC enforcement activity in Edinburgh. Officers investigating various break-ins, thefts and attempted break-ins across the city identified the individuals – aged between 13-36 – over the past seven days and reported them for over 200 […]

Pilton race attack: four in court

February 12, 2014 by


Four youths have been arrested and charged following a racist attack in West Pilton on Tuesday. A 17-year old, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today in connection with the incident which took place in West Pilton Terrace. Inspector David Happs said: “In addition to these arrests, we are continuing […]

Witnesses sought to Pilton assault

February 12, 2014 by


Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a man on Crewe Road North last week. The incident happened on Sunday  2 February between 2.30 – 2.50pm. The 23 year old victim, who is Polish, boarded a number 19 Lothian bus on Queensferry Street and got off at the stop after […]

Urgent police appeal: help find missing boy

January 16, 2014 by


Local police are appealing for witnesses to help trace a missing child. Mikael Kular was last seen going to bed at his home address in Ferry Gait at around 9pm yesterday evening. However, when his family awoke this morning, the three-year-old was not within the property. Officers are now conducting local enquiries in the area to trace […]

Have you seen Verlaine?

December 30, 2013 by


Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a woman who was last seen in Edinburgh earlier this month.  Verlaine Moodley, a 34-year-old Zimbabwean national, has no confirmed home address within the Capital, but is believed to have stayed at various hostels, bed-sits and with friends for a prolonged period of time. She was […]

Police launch national campaign to target housebreaking

December 16, 2013 by


Police Scotland has today launched a national campaign to tackle housebreaking across the country. Operation RAC will be implemented in various areas throughout Scotland to identify those responsible for break-ins and thefts and bring them to justice. Since 1 April Police Scotland has provided dedicated resources to communities to tackle crimes of violence, sexual assaults and […]

Bogus workmen alert

December 12, 2013 by


Police in North Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following two bogus caller incidents in the area this week. An 84-year-old woman was within her home on Bellevue Road on Monday (9 December) at around 10am when two men called at the door offering to carry out maintenance on the property. After agreeing a fee with the […]