Police warning in wake of Morningside attack

Fresh appeal for missing Bonnyrigg man
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Police have issued home security advice following the sexual assault on an 85 year-old woman in Morningside over a week ago.

They have reminded homeowners thieves can take advantage of open or unlocked doors or windows as homeowners spend more time outdoors during the summer months.

They say it is vital that windows and doors are secured even when in your garden as thieves can slip-in undetected.

Police would also urge people to look out for their neighbours, particularly if they are elderly or vulnerable, and if you see anyone suspicious in the area you should contact police.

Chief Inspector Richard Horan said: “Morningside is an area that is safe despite the serious nature of the incident last Friday. Residents should be assured that we have a dedicated team investiating this incident. We have also stepped up high-visibility patrols in the area.

We have been delivering home security leaflets around the area as there are safety measures you can take to help ensure your home is secure. Residents across the City can contact their local policing team for a security check of their property. Officers will offer free advice and tips on how you can secure your home and protect it from thieves. If you see anything suspicious in the area make sure you report it to police.”