33 Year old man arrested after Leith assault
Police in Edinburgh have arrested a 33-year-old man following an assault in Great Junction Street on Thursday (July 7).
The incident took place around 3.45pm at a bus stop near the Ladbrokes, and the 18-year-old victim was uninjured.
Officers believe that this assault is connected to a hate crime that had recently taken place in the area.
PC Christopher Paul of Leith said: “A man, believed to be boarding a number 22 Lothian Bus, was subject to racial abuse shortly before the assault and I’d urge him to come forward.
“This type of behaviour is absolutely unacceptable and we’re also asking any witnesses, or anyone with information which can help, to get in touch.
“There was about three adults in the area of the bus stop at the time of these incidents who we’re particularly eager to speak to.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.