Man arrested after councillor attacked delivering leaflets is released

The 65-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday in connection with the incident has been released.

Man arrested after Lib Dem councillor Kevin Lang attacked on Dundas Avenue, South Queenferry  released © Google Maps 2022

A man who was arrested after an Edinburgh councillor was attacked while delivering leaflets has been released without charge.

Liberal Democrat Councillor Kevin Lang said he was “very shaken up” after he was confronted by a man “hurling verbal abuse” at him as he was delivering leaflets in Dundas Avenue, South Queensferry at about 11.10am on Sunday.

Police subsequently arrested a 65-year-old man in connection with the incident and confirmed on Monday that he has been released without charge.

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