Man charged over break-in

A MAN has been arrested and charged over a break-in at a New Town home which also saw the thief steal the owner’s Volkswagen Golf.

The 25-year-old man was detained following the alleged housebreaking in Heriot Row on Saturday.

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Electrical equipment, jewellery and the car were stolen.

The man was set to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday in connection with the break-in, as well as for offences under the Road Traffic Act.

A police spokesman said: “As a result of public intervention a man has been arrested.”