Two men aged 43 and 35 have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act by local police on day one of a community safety project focussed on the Cables Wynd area of Leith.
Police said that they took action to execute a number of outstanding warrants in the area on Wednesday, as the first stage of a three day long project that will see them work alongside Council Community Safety officers, Trading Standards officers, Environmental Wardens and Fire and Rescue staff.
The aim of the initiative, which follows a similar project in Albert Street that took place earlier in the year, is to address local community concerns, improve residents quality of life, and provide safety advice to people.
“Street surgeries” are being held throughout the three days, where people can seek help and raise any local crime or safety concerns they have with the community safety staff.
Sergeant Neil Thomson from the Leith Community Policing Team said: “Following recent dialogue with the Cables Wynd community, we established that drug crime and antisocial behaviour were among the problems affecting the area.
“We are now working alongside our partners to address these issues and will be engaging with local residents to identify any other concerns they may have.
“Any issues that are brought to our attention will be dealt with appropriately as part of our commitment to making our communities safer and improving the quality of life for the public in Cables Wynd.
“I would urge the public to take advantage of these engagement opportunities and speak with police, council or the fire service about any matters currently impacting on them.”
You can find out more about council anti-social behaviour services here.