Police have charged 17-year-old boy in connection with 'stabbing' on Pilton street

Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old boy has been charged following an incident on a north Edinburgh street yesterday afternoon.

By Caitlyn Dewar
Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 10:45 am
The stabbing happened around 4pm yesterday.
The stabbing happened around 4pm yesterday.

Police and paramedics attended the scene on Ferry Road Drive just before 4pm on Monday following reports of a stabbing.

At the time officers arrested a 17-year-old male following the assault of an 18-year-old man and part of Ferry Road Drive was taped off while police conducted investigations.

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One witness said: "I saw a man in his twenties with a woman holding something on his back. The police were picking something up off the ground."

Another eyewitness said there were at least nine police cars present.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 17-year-old man in connection with the serious assault of an 18-year-old man after officers were called to the Ferry Road Drive area at around 3.45pm on Monday 30 September.

"The 18-year-old was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service for treatment.

“The 17-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.”

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