Man arrested after rocks thrown at Ruth Davidson's Edinburgh office

Police have arrested a man after Ruth Davidson's Edinburgh base was attacked on Thursday morning.

Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 1:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 2:29 pm

The incident happened at around 11.40am at the Scottish Conservative leader’s office building on Roseburn Terrace.

According to STV, a man was seen to be carrying rocks in a bag before throwing them at windows and demanding to be let into the building.

The Edinburgh Central MSP was not in the building at the time.

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Two members of staff were understood to be present and were left shaken but uninjured.

A Scottish Conservatives spokesman said: “We can confirm an incident took place at the Edinburgh constituency office this morning.

“Police were called and attended almost immediately.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Picture: John Devlin

“The two staff members are shaken but not physically hurt.

“We thank the police for dealing with this incident so quickly and effectively.”

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