Crime Scotland – September 14


Central Scotland Police

Police have appealed for help is solving a variety on incidents

YOUNGSTERS in Killin have been praised after remove illegally dumped rubbish from a layby.

SIX televisions,  25 tyres and a toilet were amongst the debris left beside the road near Lix Toll on the A85.

The Killin Youth Group pitched in with local police officers to clean the site and filled six large builder’s bags with rubbish.


DRUGS including heroin, cannabis and valium have been recovered from a house in Stirling.

Police raided the address in Baker Street last Friday (9th) following a tip off.

A 50-year-old-man and a 23-year-old-woman, both from the Stirling area, were subsequently arrested and appeared at Stirling Sheriff Court from police custody on Monday in relation to being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

Constable Fraser Gordon who led the enquiry said: “This is an excellent recovery and follows on from other recent successful recoveries tackling drugs in the area.”

Community Policing Sergeant, Anne-Marie Carter said: “We will continue to take robust action based on information we receive from the community regarding drugs misuse. This will have a positive impact on our communities who are working hard with us to prevent this criminality occurring.”

Grampian Police

A MAN is in hospital after being assaulted in an Aberdeen street.

The man, who is Eastern European and in his 30s, was attacked at around 1.20am.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he is being treated for non life threatening injuries.


THIEVES assaulted a post man and attempted to steal his mailbag.

The 29-year-old mail man was targeted on Bradley Terrace in Aberdeen between 11am and noon on Tuesday.

Police are keen to trace a group of males who were seen exiting a small silver coloured hatchback car with distinctive alloy wheels who may have been involved  with the incident.

One of the males is described as being white, late 20s early 30s, 6’2-6’3″, stocky build, dirty tanned complexion, unshaven with an Aberdeen accent.  He was wearing a light grey zipped hooded top, and light grey tracksuit bottoms.

A second male is described as white, aged in his early 20s, 5’9-5’10”, slim build, with short light brown hair.  He was wearing black and grey horizontal striped sweatshirt.


POWER tools have been stolen from a house in the Deansloch Crescent area of Aberdeen.

The theft is believed to have happened between 7pm on September 8 and 8.30am on September 13.


A MAN has been charged after posting offensive images on the internet.

It’s believed the images related to the death of Sophie Taylor, who was killed at Tomintoul, Morayshire in April this year after the shotgun her boyfriend was cleaning went off.

The arrested man is believed to be 25 and from the Reading area.


Lothian and Borders Police

A REWARD has been offered for information that could help solve an Edinburgh murder.

Lee Duncan was found dead in his flat in the Tollcross area of the city in February.

On Wednesday, officers carried out searches of neighbouring Glen Street. STV reported that they had also announced a £1000 reward for any information about Mr Duncan’s murderer.


A MAN has had his jaw broken after confronting drinkers in a common stairwell.


POLICE are spearheading a clean-up campaign in Edinburgh.

Northern Constabulary

Steven Hope has been missing for almost three weeks

OFFICERS believe a man missing from the Borders could have travelled to Inverness.


It’s believed Steven Hope may have friends in the Highland Capital.

Steven from Peebles was last seen at around 9pm on August 24 in the Greenside area of the town.

In the two weeks since his disappearance, he has failed to make any contact with friends or family and there are now serious concerns for his well being.

The 43-year-old may also have friends in the Tayside, Aberdeen and Inverness areas.

He is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of stocky build and clean-shaven complexion, green eyes and a celtic tribal tattoo on his back between his shoulder blades. He also has an 8inch skin graft on the right arm and speaks with a Scottish accent.


Strathclyde Police

POLICE in Glasgow are set to quiz the public over the disappearance of a local woman.

A MISSING sex offender is being hunted after disappearing from his Lanarkshire home.