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Metal theft targeted by coppers

A CRACKDOWN on thieves has seen more than a dozen people arrested for stealing valuable metal and wiring, including manhole covers and roof copper.

'Hardcore offenders' were on yer bike

A POLICE crackdown on serial bike thieves has seen eight alleged "hardcore offenders" caught by officers and charged with stealing £70,000 worth of cycles in the Capital.

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Survey shows force statistics

NEARLY 50 officers with Lothian and Borders Police have classified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual in a force survey.

Race hate crimes down 6 per cent in Lothian and Borders

RACIALLY motivated crimes in Lothian and Borders fell by six per cent last year against the three-year average, new figures have revealed.

Protocol set to root out crime gang bids

FIRMS bidding for contracts with the city council and NHS Lothians are set to be vetted by police to root out companies linked with organised crime.

Police officer is cleared over hit-and-run death

A POLICE officer has been cleared over a Hogmanay hit-and-run accident which killed a father-of-three.

Police welcome progress as crime rates continue to fall

THE number of crimes recorded in Lothian and Borders has fallen by more than seven per cent during the last year, with around 5000 fewer offences being reported.

Police chief praises departing colleague

CHIEF Constable David Strang has praised a departing assistant chief constable who is set to leave Lothian and Borders Police for another force.

Policeman 'overjoyed' at returning to his first force

AN assistant chief constable with Lothian and Borders Police is set to leave the force to take up a new job as deputy chief constable at Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.

Police scrap with rogue metal men

ROGUE scrap metal dealers in the Lothians are being targeted by police.

Bumper bill for prangs by police in station car parks

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of damage has been caused to Lothian police vehicles because of crashes in station car parks.

Police reveal rise in hate crime against the elderly

POLICE in the Lothians have started recording a new category of hate crime - against pensioners.

'Shock' rise in police searches to 70 a day

THE number of stop and searches carried out by police in Edinburgh and the Lothians has more than trebled in three years.

Cops smash 10 crime gangs

DETECTIVES have smashed ten organised crime gangs operating across Edinburgh and the Lothians, it was revealed today.

Officers meet fiscal targets

POLICE are meeting targets to submit at least four out of five reports to the procurator fiscal within 28 days.

Talks held to stop attacks on Capital

EXPERTS in business resilience and national security were set to meet in Edinburgh today to discuss how to keep the city safe from attack.

Report 'strengthens' single police force call

The case for a single police force in Scotland has been "strengthened" by a report into potential reform, the Justice Secretary has said.

Police catch mobile idiots

POLICE caught 19 drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel in Edinburgh in just eight hours during a crackdown on motorists flouting the law.

Gang lobs petrol bomb and rocks in police attacks

POLICE were left under siege after a gang of youths tried to petrol bomb a station and attacked patrol vehicles with stones.

Transexual loses discrimination claim against police

A TRANSEXUAL who said she was bullied out of her police job has lost her claim for sex discrimination.

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