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Dear all, 

Please find below some recent police activity that resulted in arrests. 

Following a series of housebreakings and thefts of vehicles across Edinburgh, a 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged.     The crimes happened between Saturday, 1 January and Sunday, 3 April, 2022. He is expected to appear at court at a later date.

Our Drylaw Locality Initiative Team carried out an intelligence-led investigation last week uncovering a cannabis cultivation & recovering over £200,000 worth of Class B drugs. A 23 y/o man has been arrested & appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

On 4th July 2022, a 16-year-old boy was charged in relation to the theft of a motorcycle from the Leith area on 19th June 2022, along with a number of road traffic offences.

On Tuesday 5th July 2022, a 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged for 28 offences relating to the theft of motorcycles throughout Edinburgh. These charges included numerous counts of theft, as well as a number of road traffic offences. He will appear in court at a later date and is subject to several significant conditions him to prevent further involvement in criminality.

#OpSoteria is our divisional response to significant community concerns linked to the theft and antisocial use of motorcycles across the city. 

Anyone with information about motorcycle crime, the dangerous use of motorcycles in the city or other suspicious activity can speak to officers confidentially and anonymously on 101, or through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Kind Regards,

PC Kaiser-Ferris

Edinburgh Division


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