Two men charged with possession of offensive weapons

Police make arrests following disturbance in the Clermiston area of the capital on Sunday evening.

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance in the west of Edinburgh.

A 17-year-old man and a 27-year-old man are charged in connection with alleged possession of offensive weapons following a disturbance in the Clermiston area of the city on Sunday.

Police received a number of calls regarding an ongoing incident in Clermiston Park and Clermiston Gardens at around 5pm.

The two men will also be the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the serious assault of a 48-year-old man in Drum Brae South around 3.25pm on Thursday, March 4.

Further enquiries are ongoing into the wider disturbance involving a group of youths, which occurred on Sunday evening, and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Chief Inspector Sarah Taylor, Local Area Commander for North West Edinburgh, said: “This type of mindless, irresponsible and reckless criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our community and there will be additional patrols in the area.

“We are aware of ongoing issues with antisocial behaviour which is completely unacceptable, particularly in the midst of a pandemic when people are being told to stay at home. Local officers are working with partners to address these issues and proactively put a stop to this.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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