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Men charged over Edinburgh's Queen's Hall break-in

The Queen's Hall
Image caption The break-in happened at the Queens Hall on Clerk Street at about 22:50 on Saturday

Three men have been charged in connection with a break-in at an Edinburgh concert hall where alcohol and tickets were stolen.

The incident happened at the Queens Hall on Clerk Street at about 22:50 on Saturday.

Three men were traced at Boroughloch and found in possession of stolen goods.

The men aged 23, 29 and 31 were all charged and are scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.

They were arrested as part of Police Scotland's Operation RAC.

Rightful owners

In a separate investigation, as part of the operation into a break-in at a house in Craiglockart Park in June, police conducted a search of an address in Lochend area on Saturday.

Electrical goods were seized from inside the flat as well as £44,000 worth of diamorphine and £6,000 worth of cocaine.

A 27-year-old was charged in connection with alleged housebreaking and drug offences and is also due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Det Insp John Kavanagh, of Police Scotland, said: "These arrests demonstrate that whether we are investigating a crime that has just recently taken place, or one that occurred several months ago, we will bring those responsible for housebreaking to justice.

"In both these instances, high-value property was recovered and has been, or will be, returned to its rightful owners in due course."

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