Festive blitz on Midlothian crime

POLICE are launching a festive crack down on seasonal disorder.

Operation Equinox will run in Midlothian until Thursday, January 6, and target crimes commonly reported over the period.

To address an increase in alcohol-related crimes, a number of policing operations will be carried out across the county.

High-visibility patrols will be deployed throughout Midlothian to monitor pubs, clubs and other licensed premises.

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