Midlothian housebreaking arrests

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Police in Midlothian have arrested four teenagers in connection with a theft and seven break-ins in Newtongrange and Mayfield.

The incidents took place in the early hours on Wednesday (April 12) when five sheds/storage units and two garages were broken into.

A wallet was also stolen from a house and was among the items recovered in the area by officers conducting enquiries.

Sgt Stuart Aitchison of Dalkeith Police Station said: “Tackling housebreaking remains a priority for us and all reports of this will be thoroughly investigated.

“I’d urge anyone with concerns about suspicious behaviour to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We’d rather attend a well-intentioned false alarm than have someone become a victim of crime.

“As always, we’d urge people to ensure that their properties are always fully secured and further advice on this is available by calling Police Scotland on 101 or visiting www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe”

The 18-year-old man appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on today (April 13).

Three males, all aged 15, will be reported to the Children’s Reporter.