Arrests made following Niddrie shop assault

Arrests made following Niddrie shop assault

Two teenage boys have been arrested and charged in connection with an assault at a shop in Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 6.55pm on Thursday, 23 January, 2020, at the Hay Convenience Store on Hay Avenue.

Two men, aged 38 and 49, who were working in the shop, were racially abused before being physically assaulted.

The teenagers, aged 15 and 16, are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Tuesday, 28 January), one appearing from police custody.

Edinburgh Leith Area Commander, Chief Inspector Gill Geany, said: “I want to make it clear that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. Police Scotland is committed to ensuring that those responsible will face the consequences of their actions.

“Enquiries remain ongoing into this incident and I am appealing for anyone who has information and has not yet spoken to police to come forward.”

Information can be provided to Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 3092 of 23 January, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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