Lothian bus attacks: Teenager arrested following spate of anti-social behaviour

A teenager has been arrested in connection with a series of attacks where buses were targeted in Edinburgh.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:59 pm

The 17-year-old male was arrested over the weekend following an investigation into several incidents that happened on 9 April at Marchmont Crescent, Princes Street and Pennywell Road.

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He was charged with four cases of culpable and reckless conduct together with other instances of anti-social behaviour and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

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Lothian Buses has had to cancel services in Edinburgh in recent weeks due to bouts of antisocial behaviour.

The arrest comes after a spate of antisocial behaviour saw the transport company cancel all of their services after 7pm back in March.

This decision was made after an incident where youths threw stones at a bus near the Royal Infirmary Hospital.

Some services were again cancelled on the 12 and 18 April due to a repeat of similar behaviour.

Edinburgh City Councillors and Police Scotland have been speaking out against the attacks, urging parents to keep an eye on their children.

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