Edinburgh crime: Police lock down Leith street as man is rushed to hospital after ‘stabbing’

Police confirm 35-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Police in Edinburgh locked down a residential street following a violent disturbance in which a man was allegedly ‘stabbed’.

Emergency services were called to Giles Street in Leith at around 9pm on Monday (January 2), as officers confirmed a 35-year-old man was assaulted and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

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Police taped off entrances to the street and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Police in Edinburgh locked down a residential street following a violent disturbance in which a man was allegedly ‘stabbed’.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9pm on Monday, 2 January, 2023, police were called to a report of a man assaulted in Giles Street, Edinburgh.

“Officers attended and a 35-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and later released.

“Police enquiries are ongoing.”

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