A man has been arrested in connection with an assault of a priest in Edinburgh.
The attack is said to have taken place at St Mary’s Cathedral on York Place at around 9.35am on Monday.
The priest was reportedly praying alone at the cathedral when he was assaulted by a man with a glass bottle.
Police have now confirmed that a 31-year-old has been arrested over the incident and another alleged assault ten minutes later in Princes Street Gardens.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We can confirm that a 31-year-old man has been arrested in Cumbria in connection with an assault at a cathedral on York Place in Edinburgh and a further assault at Princes Street Gardens.
“The incidents happened around 9.35am and 9.45am on Monday, 26 July.”