Weekly Roundup - 10th November

Published 10 November 2017

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Police Scotland’s Weekly Roundup, where we summarise the news from the last seven days.

Poppy field imageThis weekend is an important one in the calendar with Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday both falling. This will be marked by Police Scotland’s presence at various ceremonies across the country. 

As we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, Police Scotland continues to keep you safe after another busy week for our officers.

On Thursday, a 51-year-old man was arrested in terms of a European Arrest Warrant in Frankfurt, Germany, in connection with the murder of Ansar Shah (image below) which occurred in Ayr on 4th October 1993.

Ansar ShahThe arrest follows a joint operation coordinated from the Scottish Crime Campus, and led by Police Scotland’s Homicide Governance and Review Team, involving participation with Police Scotland’s International Assistance Unit, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Law Enforcement partners across Europe including Europol, French and German authorities, and the UK National Crime Agency. No matter the location of the suspect or date of the crime, Police Scotland will always pursue justice for victims and their loved ones.

On Wednesday it was announced that drugs worth almost £2.5million were seized in Aberdeen in just one year thanks to targeted action to rid communities of the unwanted effects of illegal substances and the criminal behaviour that comes with dealing them.

Among the most notable seizures was the recovery of £120,000 worth of 'crack' cocaine and diamorphine in the Bridge of Don area, and £40,000 of cannabis and cocaine from the Tillydrone area during the execution of warrants.

A 52-year-old pharmacist also had £432,000 of assets seized from him as a result of a multi-agency enquiry into falsifying prescription drugs for his own financial gain.

Police in East Lothian have charged two people in connection with domestic abuse offences following a day of action by officers in East Lothian.  On Wednesday 8 November in the High Street area of Musselburgh a man was arrested and charged in connection with a domestic breach of bail. In the Robertson Drive area of Tranent a 30-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with a historical domestic assault.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

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