Two people charged over string of attacks and robberies

The incidents are said to have taken place in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh.

A man and a woman have been arrested over a series of attacks and robberies in Edinburgh.

The incidents are said to have happened between 8.50pm on Thursday January 23 and 8am on Saturday January 25 in the Wester Hailes area.

Police Scotland said a 30-year-old man and a 33-year-old women had been arrested and charge in connection with six assaults and robberies.

Detective Inspector Bob Campbell, from Edinburgh CID, said: “This was a particularly shocking series of incidents and we are thankful that the victims were not seriously injured.

“I would like to reassure the public that officers will respond to any reports of violence and ensure that those responsible know that this behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities.”

The man and woman are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later on Monday.

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