Edinburgh teenager arrested as police crack down on anti social behaviour on Lothian buses

A teenager in Edinburgh has been arrested with threatening and abusive behaviour after an incident involving Lothian Buses.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:04 pm

The incident happened on April 11 on Princes Street and April 13 on Howden Hall Road.

The arrest was made as part of Operation Proust, Edinburgh police’s response to the increased reports of antisocial behaviour aimed at Lothian public transport.

The 16 year old male was arrested on Thursday and charged with culpable and reckless conduct, vandalism along with threatening and abusive behaviour.

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He will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

Sergeant Grant Robertson of Howdenhall Police Station said “we remain committed to tackling this issue and this arrest should act as a warning to others that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

"We ask parents, guardians and any person who works with young people to speak to them about the dangers and consequences associated with this reckless behaviour.”

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