Death of pub owner being treated as murder

By Amanda MacMillan

POLICE confirmed tonight that the death of a man found outside his pub is being treated as murder.

47-year-old Steven Curran, from Musselburgh, was found at the rear of his pub, the Dolphin Inn in Whitecraig at around 2am yesterday.

A murder investigation is underway, and police are reiterating their appeal for information relating to his death. 

It is thought that the incident is related to a single car collision which took place on the A1 the same night.

A car – believed to be his wife Jill’s silver coloured Toyota Celecia – was discovered abandoned after colliding with a central reservation on the southbound carriageway sometime around 12.30am.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lothian and Borders Police 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

Dog left tied up with washing line

By Amanda MacMillan

A DOG who was cruelly left tied to a tree with a washing line could have died in the freezing conditions – say an animal welfare charity.

The staffordshire bull terrier, who has been named Rex by Scottish SPCA staff, was left near a quiet footpath in Bathgate with the line tied around his neck.

The charity was called by a local dog warden to collect the abandoned dog on Monday.

SSPCA inspector Jenni Surgeon said that it was luck that the dog was found: “The dog had been abandoned in a quiet area so it was lucky that someone spotted him when they did, otherwise he could have perished in the freezing conditions.

“The washing line was tied directly round his neck rather than attached to a collar, which could have seriously harmed him if he hadn’t been found. It could have got tighter and tighter and caused injury. Continue reading

Card skimming warning at RBS machine on Princes Street

By Amanda MacMillan

A NEW warning has been issued for people using cash machines in Edinburgh after a card skimming device was discovered attatched to one of the city’s busiest outlets.

Lothian and Borders Police are urging the public to remain vigilant after it was found on an RBS cash machine on Princes Street.

The device was found around 7pm on Tuesday after a man noticed that the ATM had been tampered with when attempting to withdraw cash. Continue reading

Man seriously hurt in Picardy Place morning road horror

By Clare Carswell

A MAN was seriously injured when hit by a car in Edinburgh’s city centre in the early hours of today (Fri).

The 25 year-old was struck by a blue Vauxhall Vectra on the road at the junction of Picardy place and Broughton Street at 3.20am.

Then man who police say was on his own at the time, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where was being treated for serious head and neck injuries.

A police spokesman said: “Despite the time at which this collision occurred, the area is often busy and members of the public may have witnessed the incident.

“If you were in Picardy Place around 3.20am this morning and have information that can assist with our enquiries, we would ask you to contact police immediately.”

The driver of the car stopped at the scene but was uninjured. No one has been charged.

Lothian and Borders Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.



Edinburgh’s Broken Records album homecoming on Monday

INDIE folk six piece Broken Records make a return to their kith and kin of Edinburgh this coming Monday (Oct 25) when they mark the launch of their aptly named new album ‘Let Me Come Home’ with a signing session at Fopp on Rose Street from 5pm.

It will be followed with a live set at Fopp’s Glasgow store on Union Street the next day for what will be their second studio album which has already seen the release of single ‘A Darkness Rises Up’ on October 18.

Here’s a quick taster:

Suspected murder of Dolphin Inn pub boss

DETECTIVES are probing the suspected murder of a dad of two after his body was found dumped outside the pub he ran with his wife.

Stevie Curran was discovered in a garden area at the back of The Dolphin Inn at Whitecraig near Musselburgh around 2am yesterday (thurs).

His body was found after officers called at the property while investigating a road traffic accident on the A1 some 20 miles away.

A car – believed to be his wife Jill’s silver coloured Toyota Celecia – was discovered abandoned after colliding with a central reservation on the southbound carriageway sometime around 12.30am.

Road traffic police called to the incident found the vehicle empty, which after checks on the registered keeper, led them to The Dolphin Inn.

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