Continuity is Mayfield’s plea to police

A MIDLOTHIAN community is finding it hard to retain its police personnel.

Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council has expressed concern about the ‘loss’ of senior and community beat officers for the area and the termination of important relationships built up over many months.

In recent weeks, the community has seen Dalkeith sergeant, Scott Meechan, and community beat officer Steven Douglas move to other jobs within the force.

Sergeant Meechan was seconded to conduct work in preparation for the creation of a new single police force in Scotland and he has been replaced by Acting Sergeant Cheryl Blanch. PC Douglas’s replacement is PC Lynne Cochrane.

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