Man charged with attempted murder after incident in Edinburgh’s Old Town

A man has been charged with attempted murder after police were called to the Old Town in the early hours of this morning.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 1:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 1:04 pm
A Police Scotland van in Old Toolbooth Wynd this morning. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

Police Scotland were alerted to an incident in the Old Tolbooth Wynd area shortly after 1am.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 51-year-old man in connection with attempted murder after officers were called to an address in the Old Tolbooth Wynd area at around 1.05am on Wednesday, April 10.

“A 51-year-old woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and released following treatment.

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“The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, April 11.”

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