Lack of police interaction in Mayfield is ‘shocking’

Robert Hogg from Mayfield.
Robert Hogg from Mayfield.

Mayfield Community Council has hit out at the lack of communication from the police since the district forces amalgamated into Police Scotland.

Community council chairman Robert Hogg said: “It’s just shocking, there is no communication. Nobody to talk to about any issues we might have.

“And if this is replicated throughout Midlothian then I’m very disappointed.

“At a meeting with Police Scotland through the federation of community councils we were told that community policing was a priority for them. But it’s went downhill since they came into being in April last year.”

Chief Inspector Jim Royan said: “We can confirm that we have attended the vast majority of community council meetings across Midlothian since April 1 2013. There are occasions when operational incidents or events mean that this is challenging, but we will always provide a written report.

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