THREE men have appeared in court, on petition, charged with firearms offences.

Martin McGroary, 20, Daniel McGroary, 25, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named due to legal reasons all appeared in private from custody at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday.

Martin McGroary, from Dalkeith, is facing a total of 10 charges including three charges under the Firearms Act 1968 as well as assault, culpable and reckless conduct, and road traffic allegations.

Daniel McGroary, from Dumbarton, is facing nine charges including three charges under the Firearms Act 1968 and culpable and reckless conduct and road traffic allegations.

The 17-year-old, from Dalkeith, is also facing nine charges including three charges under the Firearms Act 1968 and culpable and reckless conduct and road traffic allegations.

The three accused all made no plea and were remanded in custody and the case was continued for further examination.

The three men’s court appearance follows an alleged incident on the A199 near to Dolphingstone last Monday afternoon.