Police Appeal for Information after minority communities targeted

Over the last few months, Police Scotland have been made aware of several incidents involving members of Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

It is believed that some members of the community, their families and businesses may have been the target of nuisance/hoax telephone calls, threatening behaviour and on occasion damage to their vehicles.

The Police are taking these incidents seriously and have set up a dedicated team of officers to investigate these matters with the intention of identifying and dealing with the individual/individuals responsible.

We are interested in speaking to anyone who has information which could assist our enquiries and to provide reassurance. Police Scotland prioritises the safety of all members of the community and all efforts will be made to ensure that anyone coming forward is dealt with discretely and with dignity and respect.

In support of this, those with information in relation to this enquiry can make direct contact with officers who have an awareness of the background to the incidents, via email EdinburghPreventandIntervent@Scotland.pnn.police.uk or by calling 0131
221 2030.

Neither the email address or telephone number will be monitored out of core office hours (Monday to Friday between 8am – 4pm).

Alternatively concerns can be raised via 101, 999 in an emergency or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (with these services available 24 hours, 7 days a week).

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