Man arrested after suspected stabbing in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested after a suspected stabbing in Crichton’s Close in the city’s Canongate area.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 8:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 8:22 pm
Police arresting the suspect.

The suspect was arrested around 4pm after witnesses of the incident phoned the police and emergency services.

The alleged victim is believed to have sustained non-fatal injuries.

Several officers and two vehicles were at the scene of the arrest outside a shop on The Royal Mile.

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The arrest happened after a suspected stabbing in the Canongate area.

It is believed that one of the witnesses who phoned for assistance was Cllr Gordon Munro.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police received a report of a man having been assaulted at Crichton’s Close Edinburgh. A man has been taken to hospital. Enquiries are continuing.”

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