Man, 20, charged over crossbow 'disturbance' in Inverleith Park

A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident involving a crossbow in Inverleith Park.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:37 pm

Police were called following reports of a disturbance involving the weapon, at around 6.50pm on Wednesday.

A picture published by the Daily Record shows a number of armed police speaking to a group of young people at the park yesterday evening.

A police spokesperson said: “Around 6.50pm on Wednesday, 14 April, we received a report of a disturbance involving a crossbow within Inverleith Park, Edinburgh.

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Inverleith Park. Pic: Ian Georgeson

“Officers attended and a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal. A crossbow was recovered at the park.

“There were no reports of any injuries and no ongoing risk to the public.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident at Inverleith Park.

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