‘Code of honour’ in Mayfield

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A “CODE of honour” within a Midlothian community is hindering criminal justice, a councillor claims.

Midlothian councillor Lisa Beattie is concerned about an increase in antisocial behaviour in Mayfield and witnesses’ reluctance to give evidence in court.

Speaking at a recent meeting of Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council, she voiced her worries about a rise in neighbourhood disturbances, fuelled by a climate of fear preventing criminal prosecutions.

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