Man arrested after councillor attacked while delivering newsletters

Kevin Lang was attacked when delivering leaflets in Dundas Avenue, South Queensferry, on Sunday morning.

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A man has been arrested after a councillor was left “very shaken up” after being attacked while delivering leaflets in South Queensferry.

Lib Dem councillor Kevin Lang was attacked at around 11.10am on Sunday in the Dundas Avenue area of the town.

Police have confirmed that a 65-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were made aware of an assault on a man in the Dundas Avenue area of South Queensferry which happened around 11.10am on Sunday, August 7.

“A 65-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and inquiries are ongoing.”

Alex Cole-Hamilton, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, branded the attack as “completely unacceptable”.

“I’ve spoken with Kevin and this was a politically motivated assault by an SNP supporter,” he said.

“The guy in question can now explain his particular brand of civic and joyous nationalism to Police Scotland.”