Police appeal after three teens attacked in Corstorphine

THREE teenagers have been attacked in Corstorphine in an incident police say may be linked to wheelie bin fires in the area.

Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 12:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 9:25 pm

The males aged 16, 16 and 18, were with friends when they were approached by a group of youths and assaulted at about 9pm on Tuesday outside Tesco.

All suffered minor injuries which didn’t require medical treatment.

Police say they are currently following a positive line of inquiry and are trying to establish whether reports of youth disorder and fires set to wheelie bins in the surrounding area are linked.

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Inspector Stephen Sutherland of Drylaw Police Station said: “We are wholly aware of ongoing concerns in the area involving youths and are dealing with this robustly and want to highlight that it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“This kind of behaviour has a significant impact on the local community and in an attempt to ease any concerns that they may have, officers will be out on high visibility and plain clothes patrol over the school holidays.

“We would encourage anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour in their area not to tolerate this type of criminality and report it to police via 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”