Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police issue warrants warning in Christmas cards

Christmas card
Image caption The Christmas card urges people with outstanding warrants to come forward

Christmas cards urging people with outstanding warrants to come forward are being sent out by police in Edinburgh.

Lothian and Borders Police said it wanted people to get in touch before the Christmas holidays began.

The force said a number of people had already come forward following the festive appeal.

However, it warned that those who did not respond faced being arrested over Christmas and the New Year.

The card warns that officers will be carrying out searches to trace those who fail to respond.

Ch Insp Kevin Greig said: "Failure to settle an outstanding warrant will inevitably end up in a court appearance and further cost implications for the individual.

"Since issuing our Christmas cards, a number of people have come forward and settled their warrants and we thank them for their response.

"However, there are those who continue to ignore our appeal and remain wanted on warrant. It is these individuals we will be targeting."

Those with an outstanding warrant should go to their local police station.

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