Police step up search for missing Edinburgh woman

Police canvas for witnesses on St Andrews Square

By Cara Sulieman


THE worried parents of Edinburgh woman Suzanne Pilley today (Tues) urged people to help them find their daughter – as police forensic teams joined the hunt for the missing bookkeeper.

Anxious Robert and Sylvia Pilley, from Stenhouse, called in police after their daughter never showed for work last Tuesday (May 4) failed to contact any family or friends later.

Detectives say they are now “gravely concerned” for missing Suzanne and called in specialist teams to help.

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Honeytrap sap helps internet scammer

By Paul Thornton

A MAN was duped out of thousands of pounds by a woman he never met after falling for an online honeytrap.

Computer geek Brian Mackay, 40, handed over between four and five thousand pounds of his own money to a ‘woman’ he met in a chat room.

The fraudster – who Mackay never met in the flesh – developed a relationship with the love-struck man and told him that they needed the money to pay for medical bills for a family member.

And when Mackay’s own cash ran out, he set up a Cash Converters account to process and transfer a further £25,635 that the con artist swindled from another man who thought he was giving to charity.

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After-hours booze plan for bar staff is ditched by MSPs

By Michael MacLeod

PLANS to let Scots pub staff drink alcohol after closing time have been thrown out amid fears they could open a loophole in the law leading to illegal “lock-ins”.

The idea was raised in the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) by Bill Aitken MSP, who hit out at government “killjoys” for shunning his plan.

Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill said police were already busy enough when pubs close without having to monitor bar staff having a tipple.
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Killer’s Bebo boasts that prison is like a “hotel”

AN EVIL killer who smashed his victim’s head in with a paving stone has been using a mobile phone smuggled into jail to post boasts about his cushy jail term on social networking site Bebo.

John Graham – who battered neighbour Thomas Hart to death in 2006 – is also claimed to have made threats to rape a young mum in a series of depraved calls from behind bars.

Prison bosses confirmed that they are urgently investigating the allegations after images of the brute, who was jailed last October, appeared online.

They are also probing how he was able to use his Bebo site and phone to make threats against a young Edinburgh mum.
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