Three more suspected football hooligans arrested

Police say five men were charged. Picture: Julie Bull
Police say five men were charged. Picture: Julie Bull
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Three people have been arrested in Edinburgh as the covert phase of Operation Wolf continued in Edinburgh.

Officers from the Specialist Crime Division carried out a number of intelligence-led searches at various properties to disrupt the activities of those believed to be involved in serious and organised crime.

As a result, a 35-year-old woman and two men aged 24 and 32 were all arrested on warrant offences.

The arrests followed a number of detentions, also made yesterday, in relation to the large-scale disturbance at the International Bar on Sunday.

Operation Wolf teams visited several homes throughout the city and made six arrests in connection with the incident, which left two men injured.

Police are warning those involved in all forms of crime that Operation Wolf enforcement days will continue, as local policing teams look to address the issues members of the public have identified as community priorities.

Superintendent Matt Richards, who is leading on Operation Wolf said: “Throughout this operation, members of the public will notice a high-visibility police presence across the city during our many enforcement days.

“However, we will also continue to target criminals covertly and to those we are hunting, I can assure you that you won’t see us coming.

“Our communities have identified various issues and concerns they wish us to address and we are responding accordingly.

“Anyone wishing to report crimes of any nature or highlight an ongoing community matter, which requires a police response can contact 101 or speak to their local policing team.”