Scottish election: Man arrested after brick hurled at Scottish Liberal Democrats headquarters in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested after a brick was thrown at the Scottish Liberal Democrats headquarters in Edinburgh while employees were working inside.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 5:34 pm

Staff were left shaken after the attack, which happened at the office on Clifton Terrace at about 11.30am on Monday.

A window was smashed but it is understood no one was injured in the incident.

A 27-year-old man has since been arrested and charged.

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Responding to the attack, party campaign chairman and MP Alistair Carmichael said: "This morning a brick was thrown through the window of our HQ in Edinburgh.

"Fortunately no one was hurt but it could have been very different and our staff are understandably shaken by this.

"I'm dismayed that this kind of behaviour seems to have taken root in Scotland. Political campaigning should be about the clash of ideas, not about acts of violence.

Scottish Liberal Democrats office in Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh.

"I would like to thank Police Scotland for their work in detaining a suspect. I also want to thank all our party staff who have been affected by this incident but who continue to give their all in delivering our campaign in this election.”

Scottish MP Murdo Fraser was quick to condemn the attack.

Posting on Twitter he said: “This is appalling. I am glad no-one was hurt, but it could have been much worse. We need to be better than this.”

A police spokesman said: “Around 11.25am on Monday April 19 we received a report of vandalism at a premises on Clifton Terrace in Edinburgh.

“Officers attended and a 27-year-old man was arrested and charged. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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