Edinburgh crime: 8 criminals who were handed sentences in Edinburgh courts in October

Edinburgh courts hand down sentences for crimes including domestic abuse and drugs possession

Edinburgh’s courts dished out sentences last month for crimes including domestic abuse, possessing indecent images of children and flying a drone packed with drugs into prison.

One man escaped jail after breaching an order from a previous conviction for possessing a haul of indecent images of children, banning him from owning a phone with access to the internet. Now living in Edinburgh, the man was chased by police officers through the chartered accountants office he now works at in the Capital after learning he owned a mobile phone with internet access.