Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man held after searches over Edinburgh shooting incidents

Gilmerton Dykes Drive

A man has been arrested after searches in connection with two shooting incidents in Edinburgh last year.

Shots were fired at a parked car in Murrays Brae and at a property in Gilmerton Dykes Drive, both in Gilmerton, on Saturday 20 September.

Police Scotland said it had carried out searches at three properties on Friday and a number of items including a firearm were seized.

A 26-year-old man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Addresses were searched at Stenhouse Gardens North and Loganlea Avenue in Edinburgh, and at Baxters Neuk in Tranent.

Officers said the firearm was recovered from a rural area in the vicinity of Gifford, East Lothian, and will undergo forensic tests.

The searches formed part of the investigation into the shootings and the discovery of two suspicious but non-viable devices found at the time.

There were no reports of injuries in connection with any of the incidents.

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