Four youths arrested after Barnton housebreaking

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Police in Edinburgh have arrested and charged four youths aged 14, 15, 17 and 18-years-old following a housebreaking and other incidents in the Barnton area.

Officers were called to a property in Barnton Park Avenue at around 11pm on Wednesday, 7 March.

A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

In addition a 23-year-old man was also arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences in the Granton area of the city on the same day.

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Officers attended at West Granton Road following reports of a motorbike being ridden dangerously.

He was scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday 8th March.

Inspector Jonny Elliott of Drylaw Police Station said: “These excellent arrests show our commitment to combatting anti-social and criminal behaviour.

“Our officers responded quickly to make immediate arrests and we continue to work effectively with our partners to ensure the local area is a safe place to live and work.

“I would encourage anyone in the community with concerns regarding anti-social behaviour to contact us on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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