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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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13th October 2017

News and appeals

Police Scotland appeal to trace family of man who died in Midlothian

Police Scotland are appealing for the public's help as part of their efforts to trace the family of a 27-year-old man who spent time in Sussex before he died in Scotland.

Eduardo Silda's body was found in a wooded area in Roslin, Midlothian, on December 9 last year. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Eduardo, or Edvardhs, was white, 5' 3", of stocky build, and is believed to have originally been from either Spain or Portugal.

When he died, he was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black T-shirt, a blue and white cardigan and black trainers. He had three lighters, cigarette papers and a Ventolin inhaler in his possession.

He is known to have spent time in Sussex in August 2016.

Detective Sergeant Ian Campbell of Police Scotland's Lothians and Scottish Borders Division said: "Since Mr Silda's death we've been conducting enquiries across the UK and liaising with our colleagues in international agencies as part of our efforts to trace his family.

"We're now appealing for the public's help to identify Mr Silda's next of kin and would urge anyone who recognises him, or has any information which may be relevant to our enquiries, to contact us."

Anyone with information who is calling from the UK can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0686 of 09/12/16 or online

Anyone outside the UK can contact Police Scotland on +44 (0)1786 289070.


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Crime summary



Reference: 1099 06/10/2017

Location: Chapel Road, Barns Green

Date and time: Between 11:00 -17:40 on the 6th October

Details: Entry was gained to a property by forcing a rear door. Jewellery, cash, a laptop and I phone were stolen

Reference: 1124 06/10/2017

Location: Blackbridge Lane Horsham

Date and time: Between 12:00 -15:45 on the 6th October

Details: A rear window was forced open to gain entry. A wallet and watch were stolen.


Other than Dwelling


Reference: 0827 06/10/2017

Location: Lordings Lane, West Chiltington

Date and time: Between 07:00 -14:30 on the 6th October

Details: A lock was forced on a shed a strimmer and a lawn mower were stolen

Reference: 0232 07/10/2017

Location: Greatham Lane Pulborough

Date and time: Sometime between 4th and 5th October

Details: A shed was broken into by removing a padlock. A lawn mower was stolen

Reference: 0897 07/10/2017

Location: Horsham Road Rusper

Date and time: Between 01st and 7th October

Details: Garden shed broken into by removing the lock and handle. Tools stolen

Reference: 0077 09/10/2017

Location: Sanctury Lane Storrington

Date and time: Between 01st and 6th October

Details: A door was removed on a shed to gain access. A lawn mower was stolen.


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