The latest Leith Police newsletter makes interesting reading.
In it they announce that a joint operation with Trading Standards led to the seizure of £20,000 worth of stolen wine from a local off-license, together with counterfeit tobacco. Two people have apparently been charged.
Also, Constable Mark Muir of the Leith Safer Neighbourhood Team has decided to implement a “Shop Watch” scheme within the New Kirkgate / Great Junction Street area. Apparently this is not just to allow the police to keep a closer eye on what the shops are actually selling.
The newsletter explains: “The idea behind this scheme is to empower shop owners and the Police to tackle both crime and anti-social behaviour.
“By establishing close working relationships they identify common problems and viable solutions. Of the 60 shops canvassed to establish interest, 98% are keen to join the scheme.”
We also learn that local officers plan to start enforcing the new traffic restrictions on the Shore more robustly. Anyone caught ignoring the north bound traffic ban will face a £60 fine and three points on their license. Given the exasperated tweets we’ve seen from local residents on this, we’re sure they’ll be delighted with a tougher approach to enforcement from the police on this issue.
A final item of note. The police are keen for you to fill out their online Public Perception Survey.
If you’ve been dismissethed by the Leith Police, here’s your chance to give feedback.
You can read the whole newsletter below.