Man arrested and charged in connection with assault on police officer outside Edinburgh’s Haymarket station

A man has been arrested and charged after a police officer was reportedly assaulted outside Edinburgh’s Haymarket train station.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 7:55 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 8:03 am

Posting on Twitter, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed that a 24-year-old has been arrested ​in connection with the alleged incident on Sunday (August 29).

BTP also acknowledged video footage circulating online of an officer being assaulted at side entrance into the station on Sunday afternoon.

A statement read: “We are aware of a video on social media showing an officer being assaulted at Edinburgh Haymarket station on Sunday 29 August.

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“A 24-year-old man has subsequently been charged with assaulting a police officer.”

Police Scotland has been approached for comment.

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A police officer was assaulted outside Edinburgh's Haymarket station on Sunday.

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