Two arrests made after police cordon off Leith pub

Police have arrested two men following an assault at The Marksman pub in Leith.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 2:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 2:38 pm

Officers were called to the premises, on Duke Street, at 9.40am on Wednesday following a report of an assault in the area.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said paramedics were called and one man was taken to hospital for treatment with an injury to his head.

They added: “Police in Edinburgh were called to the Duke Street area at around 9.40am on Wednesday March, 20 following a report of an assault within a premises.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“A 41-year-old man has been taken to hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service with serious injuries.

“Two men, aged 35 and 31, have been arrested in connection with the incident and inquiries remain ongoing.”

To keep up-to-date with all our stories from across Edinburgh and the Lothians like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Sign up to our newsletter: enter your email in the box at the top of this article to get daily updates straight to your inbox.