Man in court after being found with five knives at Edinburgh station

The man was arrested yesterday at Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: Ian Georgeson.
The man was arrested yesterday at Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: Ian Georgeson.
7
Have your say

A man has appeared in court after he was discovered with five kitchen knives - including a large meat cleaver - at Edinburgh Waverley railway station.

Police officers were called the station at 1.30pm yesterday (Wednesday) following reports that a man had collapsed on a train.

DOWNLOAD THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS APP ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY

Upon arrival, the man in question started to act suspiciously and officers found he was carrying five kitchen knives in his bag.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “The 43-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of bladed article and assault on a police officer.

“He appeared before at Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court this morning [Thursday].”