Edinburgh crime: Six teenagers charged by police after fireworks stolen from Asda in Chesser

A group of youths have been charged after fireworks were stolen from an Edinburgh supermarket.

Officers traced and charged six teenagers aged between 14 and 17, after hundreds of pounds worth of fireworks were stolen from a local supermarket last week. The fireworks, which were worth £400, were taken from an ASDA store in Chesser on Thursday, October 27.

Police from Edinburgh’s South West Division said the youths have been reported to the relevant authorities.

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Last weekend, four teenagers were arrested and charged after Bonfire Night riots in Edinburgh, which saw balaclava-clad youths hurl fireworks at residents and attack police officers. One officer was injured in Niddrie after teenagers threw bricks at a van. A flammable substance was thrown at a police car in the same area. Two other officers were taken to hospital, after being injured when their vehicle’s windows were smashed in Sighthill.

Police in Edinburgh charged six teenagers after hundreds of pounds worth of fireworks were stolen from an Asda supermarket in Chesser.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding offences observed on Bonfire Night to contact officers by calling 101.