Appeal for information
Over the past few months there has been an increase in vandalisms to parked cars in the following areas; Ashley Grove, Ashley Drive, Ashley Gardens and Harrison Gardens, were vehicles have been deliberately scratched, in some cases the damage has been extensive resulting in a significant cost to the owners.
These are senseless acts of vandalism and are fully investigated by us. We now have a dedicated vandalism team working in the area.
These officers oversee the investigation of all vandalisms in an effort to identify patterns and trace offenders. They have had many successes over the past few weeks, however we continue to rely on you the community to help us by reporting suspicious activity.
We are appealing to anyone who has any information regarding these crimes or any other crime in your area to contact the police on 0131 311 3131. You can also do this anonymously by calling crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
The local priorities set for the Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart Ward are as follows:
- Tackle antisocial behaviour and littering at Tollcross Primary School.
- Tackle graffiti at rear of leisure centre and canal bridges and dumping and overgrown bushes on cycle path.
- Tackle antisocial behaviour at McDonalds, Gorgie Park Road and Gorgie Road.
In addition to our regular joint patrols, SNT officers have carried out a joint walkabout with Community Councillors and CEC Community Safety Team on the Union Canal and cycle paths to identify problems raised by the community.
As a result, measures have been put in place to have the graffiti removed from the bridges and a general tidy up of the area carried out.
On the 1st May 2011, every Community Policing poster on Lothian and Borders Police website was refreshed. New posters will soon be put up in every council ward area in the Force.
Our Community Commitment promises:
- to make sure your local officers are accessible and visible in your area
- to make sure you know who the police officers serving your area are, and how to contact them
The Community Policing posters are designed to help you get to know the community officers in your area, and give their phone numbers and email contact details. They also give the postal address for the police station serving your area.
The posters will be refreshed again in six month’s time.
To find out more, see ‘Contact your local officer'.