Third Teenager Arrested Following Assault In Edinburgh

Third Teenager Arrested Following Assault In Edinburgh

Wednesday 1st Apr 2020

Police can confirm that a third teenager has been arrested in connection with an assault at a shop in Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 6.55pm on Thursday, 23 January, 2020, at the Hay Convenience Store on Hay Avenue.

Two men, aged 38 and 49, who were working in the shop, were racially abused before being physically assaulted.

Two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16 appeared in court earlier this week in connection with this incident.

A third teenage boy, aged 16, was arrested on Wednesday, January 29 and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Thursday, 30 January, 2020).

Edinburgh North East Area Commander, Chief Inspector Gill Geany, said: “This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and I want to thank the local community for all of their support and assistance during this enquiry.”

Anyone with any information on this incident can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3092 of 23 January, 2020.