Two charged following Wester Hailes robberies

Two charged following Wester Hailes robberies

Police in Edinburgh can confirm that a 30-year-old man and a 33-year-old women have been arrested and charge in connection with six assaults and robberies which took place in the Wester Hailes area.

The incidents took place between 8.50pm on Thursday, 23 January and 8am on Saturday, 25 January.

Detective Inspector Bob Campbell, from Edinburgh CID, said: “This was a particularly shocking series of incidents and we are thankful that the victims were not seriously injured.

“I would like to reassure the public that officers will respond to any reports of violence and ensure that those responsible know that this behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities.”

The pair are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

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