A teenage boy has been charged with being in possession of a wooden pole after police were called to a disturbance on an Edinburgh beach.
A 17-year-old was arrested, along with a 16-year-old girl, in connection with the disturbance that took place on Portobello beach as large crowds gathered with temperatures nearing 30C.
Officers were forced to call for reinforcements to deal with the crowd that had gathered on the beach during Friday’s heatwave.
Police say they seized alcohol and broke up large groups.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Chief Inspector Gill Geany said: “Officers were on patrol at Portobello beach when a disturbance broke out around 3pm on Friday.
“Further officers attended and numerous people were moved on from the beach and quantities of alcohol were surrendered and disposed of.”
She added: “A 16-year-old female youth was arrested in connection with the disturbance.
“A 17-year-old male youth was arrested and charged for being in possession of a wooden pole.
“Reports will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal and Children’s Reporter.
“Many people spent the day at Portobello Beach yesterday enjoying the good weather without incident.
“Unfortunately, a small group, intent on trouble spoiled it for others. Disruptive and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to work with local authority partners to ensure everyone is able to enjoy these spaces safely.”
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