Four teens charged over alleged hate crime attack and vandalism at Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh

Four teenagers have been charged in connection with an alleged hate crime at a Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh.

Friday, 10th July 2020, 4:48 pm

Four teenagers have been charged in connection with an alleged hate crime attack at a Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh.

Two 33-year-old men were left with injuries as a result of the incident at the Maki & Ramen restaurant in Nicolson Street on Saturday afternoon.

Police said two males - aged 16 and 18 - have been charged and are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date, while two 14-year-old boys were also charged and will be reported to the Children's Reporter.

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The incident took place at the Maki & Ramen restaurant in Edinburgh's Nicolson Street.

Police are treating the attack as a hate crime.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were called to a report of vandalism and two men being assaulted at a premises on Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, around 2.25pm on Saturday, 4 July, 2020.

"The men, both aged 33, suffered minor injuries. One was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

"Two males (aged 16 and 18) have been charged in connection and are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date. Two male youths (both aged 14) were also charged in connection with the incident and will be reported to the Children's Reporter."