Meadows incident: Man arrested and charged after police seize Samurai sword at Edinburgh beauty spot

A man has been charged with being in possession of a dangerous weapon at an Edinburgh beauty spot.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 7:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:54 pm

As dozens of locals flocked to the Meadows to soak up the sunshine on Tuesday afternoon (July 20), police received reports of a man with a dangeous weapon, believed to be a Samurai sword.

Officers headed to the busy park at around 3.15pm and spoke to a 33-year-old man before he was charged.

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Pictures from the scene show an officer holding what appears to be a Samurai sword as police talk to a man dressed in traditional Japanese clothing.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with possession of a weapon in the Meadows area of Edinburgh which police were alerted to at around 3.15pm on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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Police seized a dangerous weapon from a 33-year-old man in the Meadows on Tuesday afternoon.

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