Edinburgh author furious after '6ft' pole thrown through child's bedroom window

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An Edinburgh writer and publisher has been left fuming after an enormous pole was thrown through his child’s bedroom window.

Kevin Williamson, known for setting up publishing company Rebel Inc, believes the attack was targeted after he put a Black Lives Matter poster in the window.

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The Leith-based writer said the incident, which involved smashing one of his windows in Lorne Street, happened at about 9pm on Monday, August 10.

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In a statement on twitter Mr Williamson said the culprits were two young men, both about 5ft8in tall wearing grey joggers, grey t-shirts and hoodies.

He described one as white and the other “eastern” and saw them running towards Easter Road shortly after the incident.

Fortunately his children were not in the room at the time.

Lorne Street, where the incident happenedLorne Street, where the incident happened
Lorne Street, where the incident happened

A police spokesman said: “At about 9pm on Monday, 10 August, police received a report of a plastic object being thrown through a window of a flat in Lorne Street, Edinburgh.

“No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

“Police enquiries are ongoing.”

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Mr Williamson earned acclaim in his publishing career, founding Rebel Inc, which began as an underground magazine in 1992, publishing early work by literary luminaries such as Irvine Welsh, Laura Hird and Alan Warner.

He then started a new twice-yearly newspaper, Bella Caledonia, which he calls more anarchistic and supportive of Scottish independence.

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