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Edinburgh motorbike joyriders spark rise in vehicle theft

YOUTHS stealing motorbikes have fuelled a near-quarter rise in motor vehicle thefts across the Capital.

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The written judgement was issued at the Court of Session. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Man wins bid to have child sent to Australia from Midlothian

An Australian man has won his Scottish legal battle to have his one-year-old son returned to Brisbane so judges there can determine the child’s future.

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Dione Melville.

Teen who sold fatal ecstasy tab to Dione Melville sentenced

A schoolboy who sold ecstasy tablets to a West Lothian girl who later died has been sentenced to 18 months’ detention.

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Police dog Sweep.

Top police dog Sweep sniffed out £250,000

A crime-fighting pooch has been honoured with an “animal OBE” after sniffing out thousands of pounds worth of drugs, stolen cash and weapons.

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Police are keen to trace Alan Ward. Contributed

Missing man Alan Ward found ‘safe and well’

Missing man Alan Ward has been found safe and well in Edinburgh.

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Warning to hang up on ‘Can you hear me?’ phone scam

Warning to hang up on ‘Can you hear me?’ phone scam

People are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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Shaun Woodburn donated his organs after he was killed in the early hours of 2017.

Organs of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn ‘saved four people’

The organs of footballer, Shaun Woodburn, who was killed in Edinburgh on New Years Day, saved the lives of four people, including a baby.

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Richard Keen is a Government advisor on Scots Law. Picture; Neil Hanna

Advocate General for Scotland charged with firearms offence

The UK Government’s most senior adviser on Scots law has been charged with a firearms offence.

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Police have issued a warning following the scam being used in West Lothian

West Lothian police issue warning over HMRC Itunes fraud

Police in West Lothian are investigating following a report of Itunes fraud after a 61-year-old was targeted.

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Crime stats have shown there has been an increase of car thefts in Edinburgh. Stock image

Crime stats: More than 2 car thefts a day in Capital

YOUTHS stealing motorbikes have fuelled a near quarter rise in motor vehicle thefts across the Capital, latest statistics reveal.

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Tahir Ahmed in his shop on South Trinity Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Thugs admit roles in horror attack at Trinity newsagent

A SHOPKEEPER hacked with a machete in a savage robbery bid has welcomed his attacker’s conviction – yet admitted he remains traumatised more than a year on.

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Marvin Bartley

Hibs star Marvin Bartley ‘racially abused’

POLICE are investigating alleged racist abuse of Hibs star Marvin Bartley during his team’s derby win.

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Craig Raeburn

Football coach Craig Raeburn jailed for child sex abuse images

A FOOTBALL coach who was caught with hundreds of images showing children being sexually abused has been jailed.

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Darryl Louden leaves Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Lesley Donald

Post Office worker stole £134,000 to fund gambling habit

A YOUNG man with a promising career in the Post Office lost it all when he became addicted to gambling and embezzled more than £134,000 from his bosses.

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The incident happened outside the Scottish Government building at Victoria Quay in Leith. Stock image

Man stabbed outside Scottish Government building

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing outside Victoria Quay in Leith.

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Missing: Teenager Lorna Ure

Teenager reported missing in Livingston

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 15 year old from Livingston.

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Police are appealing for information following the serious sexual assault. Stock image; John Devlin

Serious sexual assault in Capital sparks police appeal

A TEENAGE student has been raped after getting into a car following a night out in the city centre.

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Arrests have taken place after a disturbance outside a city pub

Seven arrested over brawl after Scottish Cup match

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a large-scale disturbance in the Capital.

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