Edinburgh crime: Teenage boy, 15, charged after being caught carrying knife in Leith

A 15-year-old was caught carrying a knife by police in Leith.

Police were alerted to a report of a man in possession of a knife on Elm Row, Leith, shortly after 1.20pm on Monday, January 16. Officers from the Edinburgh North East division and Leith Response sprung into action, and after a search, they successfully tracked down a 15-year-old boy.

The teenager was charged with possession of a bladed article.

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A spokesperson for Edinburgh North East Police wrote: “#NECPT and Leith Response colleagues quickly responded to a report of a male in possession of a knife in #Leith. Officers subsequently traced a 15 year old male and charged him with possession of a bladed article.”

Police found an Edinburgh teen carrying a bladed item in Leith.