Facebook bans Britain First

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic Britain First group as well as its leaders profiles. This action was taken after the social media company said that the group had repeatedly violated its community standards policy. Ignoring its … [Read more...]

Police appeal for witnesses after cars vandalised

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after two vehicles were seen being vandalised in Dunbar, East Lothian. The incident is believed to have taken place around 8.30pm ,Tuesday 13th March on Belhaven Road.   The suspect is … [Read more...]

Bomb squad investigate suspicious package in Edinburgh

Police were called to Newhaven Road last night following reports of a suspicious item found in a bus shelter. The Explosive Ordnance Team were sent to the scene, cordoning off part of the street while they investigated. Witnesses posted pictures and … [Read more...]

James Bulger killer sentenced for indecent images

Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for possessing images of children. Appearing via video link at the Old Bailey, Venables pleaded guilty to possessing more than 1,000 indecent images … [Read more...]

Police make four arrests after drug seizes in Midlothian

Four arrests have been made following a drug seize from two cars in Midlothian. At around 11:35am on Monday, police officers searched a Peugeot car in Mayfield and seized 2.6g of cocaine and 2.6g of cannabis. A 65-year-old man and a 24-year-old … [Read more...]

Scottish Prison Service to block mobile phones in jails

Trialling of a new ‘catcher’ technology has been taking place in two Scottish jails, HMP Shotts and Glenochill, which works by intercepting mobile phone signals through a fake mast.     IMSI-catchers are used in the United … [Read more...]

Man Critical after deliberate collision in Glasgow

A 32-year-old man is in a life threatening condition in hospital after a car was deliberately driven at him in Glasgow city centre. Police said the incident happened at about 1 am in the city's Jamaica Street and involved a Volkswagen car. The … [Read more...]

Serial killer Stephen Port found guilty of date rape murders of three men

Serial killer Stephen Port has been found guilty of the murders of three young gay men. The 41 year old chef gave his victims lethal doses of date rape drug GHB and raped them while they were unconscious before leaving their bodies near a graveyard … [Read more...]

Information sought on Edinburgh purse snatcher

Police in Edinburgh are re-issuing an appeal for information one week after an elderly woman had her purse stolen in Leith. The incident occurred between 12.30pm and 1pm on Thursday 20th October in Portland Street. The victim, who is in her … [Read more...]

Police hunt for driver following deliberate hit and run

Local police are hunting for a hit and run driver who deliberately mounted a pavement in Oxgangs Gardens to run down a 41-year-old man. The attack happened around 5.45pm on Monday. Tyre marks could still be seen on the grass yesterday and the road … [Read more...]