Festive crackdown at Midlothian retail park

Midlothian police launch the festive policing initiative at Straiton Retail Park, Loanhead.

Midlothian police launch the festive policing initiative at Straiton Retail Park, Loanhead.

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The police will be stepping up their presence at a Straiton retail park in the lead up to Christmas.

From Thursday, December 1, officers will be patrolling in a bid to deter any criminal activity and to give reassurance to shoppers.

The annual festive initiative, which runs throughout December, will take in all the shopping areas within the park as well as Sainsbury’s, IKEA, Costco and the recently opened Asda store.

Sector Inspector Neil Simpson said high visiblity teams and plain clothes officers would patrol the retail park.

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