Community in shock at Mayfield stabbing

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A community leader has reacted with shock at the death of Mayfield father-of-one Craig Esson.

Mr Esson (28) died following an incident in the Rowan Tree pub car park at Eskview Road on Sunday.

The incident has left the local community in shock – and brought back tragic memories of the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Dale Bennett from Mayfield in February 2011.

Mayfield Community Council chairman Robert Hogg said this latest death was a tragedy for the family and the community.

He added: “It brings back memories of Dale Bennett.

“It’s a tragedy for the young lad and his young son.

“Craig was a well-known young lad around Mayfield and a well-liked guy.

“It’s tragic for his family but also for the community too.”

Read more in the November 28 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.