Officers launch festive crackdown in city centre

Police have launched their annual initiative aimed at preventing crime in the city centre over the festive season.

Operation Astrodome will see extra officers on patrol, while revellers are being urged to take precautions to keep themselves and their belongings safe.

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Inspector Gill Geany, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: “Edinburgh city centre is always a popular destination at this time of year, not just for shoppers and visitors who want to soak up the festive atmosphere, but also for revellers who want to enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

“As part of Operation Astrodome we will be carrying out high-visibility patrols throughout the city centre, while also using CCTV and other crime detection and prevention techniques.”