Two charged in Haddington with weapons offences

Two arrested in violent crime crackdown.Picture: Comp
Two arrested in violent crime crackdown.Picture: Comp
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Two men have been arrested and charged by officers in East Lothian as part of a crackdown on violent crime.

The two were arrested following separate incidents in Haddington.

In the early hours of Sunday police responded to reports of a disturbance at an address in the town’s Herdmanflatt.

A 20-year-old man was subsequently charged with a breach of the peace and possession of a knife.

The following day a man was found in the street at Kirkview in possession of a pole and an axe.

The 39-year-old was arrested and charged and is due to appear at Haddington Sheriff Court today

Inspector Ian MacKay said: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and crimes of violence will not be tolerated.

“Carrying an offensive weapon is a criminal offence and anyone found to be in possession of such an item can expect to be dealt with by police.”