Edinburgh has significantly increased police presence to better protect residents while the crackdown on the Dead Man’s Hand continues.
Police Scotland have brought in over 50 more police officers to cover many high risk areas in Edinburgh. This was in response to fears of reprisals by the Dead man’s Hand gang.
There have been many arrests, raids and seizures over the past month after a task force was set up to take down the crime syndicate that had put its roots into Edinburgh. A significant number of criminal operations have been stopped and hopes that the gang’s foothold in Edinburgh has been significantly weakened.
Police continue to appeal to the public for any information regarding members of the gang or their operations.