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3 arrested in connection with shots being fired in West Pilton

News Team 10th March 2015 #StrongerNorth, City wide news Comments Off on 3 arrested in connection with shots being fired in West Pilton

Police in Edinburgh investigating a firearms discharge in the north of the city have charged three men as part of wider disruption activity linked to the enquiry.

Officers responded to West Pilton March in the early hours of Tuesday 3rd March after shots were fired at the front door of a property.

Through information gathered from the local community, police identified three men aged 20, 23 and 25 in connection with a number of other crimes, including housebreaking, robbery and bail offences, which had occurred across the city.

The three have since appeared in court and are all remanded in custody.

Enquires are continuing into the firearms discharge and anyone who can assist police with their ongoing investigation is asked to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Houston said:

“The local community in West Pilton have been extremely helpful during our enquiries into the firearms discharge and as a result of this investigation, three men have subsequently been charged.

“I would like to thank the public for all of their assistance so far and would again request that anyone who can help us trace those responsible for the firearms discharge to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone wishing to report any further criminal activity can also get in touch by contacting 101 or making an anonymous call to the charity Crimestoppers on 08000 555

111.”

 

 

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