Man arrested following Leith shooting

Man arrested following Leith shooting

Police in Edinburgh have arrested and charged a man following the discharge of a firearm in Leith.

The incident took place in Cables Wynd around 11pm on Friday (August 26).

A 25-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A firearm, believed to be the same one used during this incident, has since been recovered.

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien said: “Police Scotland treats all reports of incidents involving a firearm with the utmost seriousness.

“Thanks to the cooperation of the local community and extensive policing inquiries, an arrest has now been made.

“I want to reassure the public that our inquiries so far suggest that this was an isolated incident.”

The 30-year-old is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Thursday 1 September).

Anyone who may have information about this and has not yet come forward is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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