The number of people caught selling steroids in the Lothians has soared, which is evident from the fact that police snared nearly 50 dealers peddling the performance-enhancing substances in the last three years.

The new figures sparked concern from drug charities that warned that the use of steroids had risen steeply in recent years.

The steroids seized last year were nandrolone, methandrostenolone, and oxymetholone that are used by bodybuilders to produce muscle growth and testosterone.