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Man, 32, charged over Hearts fraud allegation

A man has been charged in connection with fraud against Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

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The cells at Saughton Prison.

What prisoners at Saughton will be eating on Christmas Day

PRISON bosses have revealed the menu inmates at Saughton can expect this Christmas.

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Kenny MacAskill says some things can no longer be provided

Former Justice Secretary: Police can’t respond to ‘minor’ crimes

Police Scotland officers are “run ragged” and can no longer be expected to attend “minor” incidents such as vandalism, the former justice secretary has claimed.

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A new case could be launched against the fixed penalty charges

Lawyers in bid to overturn millions of pounds worth of fines

Lawyers are embarking on a legal bid to overturn millions of pounds worth of fixed penalty fines handed out for minor offences such as dropping litter.

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There's a problem with Police Scotland.

Helen Martin: SNP needs to fix our police

I have family and friends who support the SNP, despite not admiring some of the policies, because they believe it is the only party that will always put Scotland first.

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Luke Mitchell. Picture: TSPL

Public cash ‘paid for lawyers in Luke Mitchell appeal bid’

Convicted killer Luke Mitchell’s latest appeal was started using taxpayers’ cash - it has been revealed.

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Margaret Wilson went missing on Saturday evening. Picture: Police Scotland

Missing woman, 82, from Edinburgh found safe and well

An elderly woman with dementia who went missing on Saturday night has been found safe and well.

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Easter Road Stadium

Police issue advice to Hibs and Celtic fans ahead of Easter Road clash

POLICE have issued safety advice to fans travelling to Sunday’s sold-out Scottish Premiership clash between Hibernian and Celtic.

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13 Edinburgh teens charged with committing 100 crimes in THREE weeks

13 Edinburgh teens charged with committing 100 crimes in THREE weeks

Police in Edinburgh have charged thirteen teenagers following a spate of crimes committed in the City Centre area.

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The alleged attack happened on Fleshmarket Close

Man in court charged with Fleshmarket Close rape

A 24-year old man has appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with rape.

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Police are appealing for information.

Shopkeeper ‘lucky to have his thumbs’ after knife attack horror

A KNIFE thug who left a shopkeeper lucky to still have his thumbs is behind bars.

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Police are appealing for information

18-year-old ‘required surgery’ after Penicuik assault

Police in Midlothian are investigating following the serious assault of an 18-year-old man in Eastfield Farm Road, Penicuik.

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The trial took place at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh woman who ripped out man’s testicle with teeth avoids jail

An Edinburgh woman who ripped out her lover’s testicle with her teeth, leaving the man with 15 stitches, has avoided jail and been ordered to pay the victim £500.

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Police are appealing for information.

Man charged over Edinburgh’s Fleshmarket Close rape

A man has been charged in connection with the rape of a woman in Fleshmarket close.

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Forensic officers work at Ratho Station after the shooting incident.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Gang behind drugs, guns and dirty money jailed

A major crime gang is behind bars after a large-scale police investigation into violence, drugs, firearms and dirty money.

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SEAG drivers Jim Harcourt and Stewart Mitchell with some of the exhausts which were ripped out of their minibuses. Picture: Greg Macvean

Vital bus service for vulnerable targeted in planned night of vandalism

A BUS service that provides vital support to vulnerable people in the Capital has fallen victim to thieves.

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Glasgow High Court. Picture: John Devlin

Gangsters face jail over violence, 
drug dealing and firearms

A major crime gang is behind bars after a large-scale police investigation into violence, drugs, firearms and dirty money.

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A man attempted to smuggle 11kg of drugs through the airport. Stock image

Man ‘attempted to smuggle 11kg of cannabis’ through Edinburgh Airport

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for 18 months at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for attempting to smuggle approximately 11 kilos of cannabis through Edinburgh Airport.

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Livingston Sheriff Court heard of how a man threatened to snap his partner's voicebox.

Man threatened to ‘snap’ his partner’s voicebox in domestic row

A VICIOUS brute threatened to “snap” his partner’s voicebox after grabbing her by the throat with both hands, a court heard.

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Despite a high police presence there are still areas many in the Capital will not visit according to the study.

Fear of crime creates ‘no go’ areas across Capital

More than half of residents would steer clear of certain parts of the city to avoid becoming a victim of crime, according to an Evening News survey.

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