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By Emma Hamilton THIEVES have stolen thousands of pounds of cigarettes from the back of a lorry. Police are looking to trace a silver 4×4 The vehicle was making a delivery to the Co-op in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian at around 1.10pm on Sunday. The driver realised that the back door of the lorry was open and [...]
By Emma Hamilton POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted at a flat in West Lothian. The incident took place on Saturday evening at a property in Beechwood Road, Blackburn. The victims, aged 35 and 26, were sprayed in the face with a noxious substance and punched several times before the [...]
POLICE are hunting a man after a ‘sickening’ sex attack on a 16-year-old woman last night (Mon). Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the assault in Edinburgh’s Broomhouse Road. Police said the woman was standing at a bus stop around 9.10pm when a man in his early 30s approached her. He asked [...]
A THAI man is facing jail after he allowed his Edinburgh city centre flat to be used as a brothel by prostitutes. Tanasak Sopatai let women use his home to provide sexual services, it was heard at the city’s sheriff court today (Tue). But the 27-year-old’s flat was raided after a surveillance sting by police. [...]
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE POLICE are appealing for information after a garden in Avonbridge was damaged. The incident occurred sometime between 7pm on Tuesday September 20 and 7.30am on Wednesday September 21 in Falkirk Road. Police believe a number of people had been in this area and are keen to trace them. Inspector Ian Scott said: [...]
A WOMAN has been robbed and sexually assaulted in a Glasgow park. The 49-year-old was walking to work through Cranhill Park at around 7.25am on Sunday when a man pushed her to the ground. He hit her around the face and forced her to hand over her jewellery and handbag. He then subjected the woman [...]
POLICE in Shetland have seized more that £4000 of heroin. The drug was taken from a 20-year-old woman after she was searched at a ferry terminal in Lerwick. Officers found her to be carrying heroin with a street value of £4,200. The matter has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Lerwick.
A NEW initiative aimed at reducing the number of young people committing crimes throughout Aberdeen has seen a 23% reduction in young people committing offences and led to a 40% reduction in the number of cases being referred to the Children’s Reporter. The Aberdeen Youth Justice Development Programme (AYJDP) has released figures, as part of [...]
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY POLICE TWO ducks have been stolen in a night time raid. The birds were stolen from Barnhill Springs, Moffat, sometime between 9.30pm on Tuesday, September 20 and 7am on Wednesday, September 21. A PROPERTY on Cove Place, Gretna had a window damaged sometime overnight between Tuesday, September 20 and 7am on Wednesday, September [...]
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY POLICE A WHEELIE bin was set alight in Blacklocks Vennel at around 3.20am on Sunday, September 11. Police are keen to trace two males seen in the area around the time of the incident. They were described as being aged between 16 to 18 years old. A MAN was robbed while walking [...]
A PRISONER who absconded from Castle Huntly has been arrested in Edinburgh. Samuel Boyle Stewart failed to return last week after home leave. A report on the matter is being submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and it is expected that the man will appear from custody at Perth Sheriff Court tomorrow (Thurs).
Central Scotland Police POLICE have issued an appeal after a walker found camping gear abandoned on one of Scotland’s most popular hiking routes. The green tent and dark blue rucksack were found on the West Highland Way, near the Glengoyne distillery. Officers believe the equipment was left between 11:00am and 3:30pm on Sunday, September 11 and [...]
THREE men have been jailed for a total of 25 years after robbing a woman at gun point in her own home. Nazim Ali, 28, of Perth, Cameron Mathieson, 25, and Paul Feeney, 22, both of Glasgow, burst into the flat in Perth and threatened the woman and a 13-year-old girl with a firearm last November. They demanded [...]
A MAN accused of attacking Neil Lennon at a Hearts match appeared in court today (Tue). John Wilson, 26, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with assaulting Lennon at Tynecastle in May. Wilson, who appeared from custody, is charged lunging at Lennon and seizing him around the neck. He is also accused of running onto [...]