Eleven charged following Edinburgh assaults

Published 16 May 2017

Police in Edinburgh have now charged a number of youths in connection with the serious assault of three people in the Gorgie area.

The incident took place in Gorgie Road, near Robertson Avenue, around 9pm on Wednesday 12 April when three teenagers were attacked.

Three males, all aged 17, sustained serious facial injuries and were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Detectives have been conducting a thorough investigation since and eleven males, aged 14 - 17, have been charged with various assault offences.

A 15-year-old has also been charged with robbery and the 17-year-old has also been charged with possession of a bladed item.

They will all be reported to the Children's Reporter and Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Sergeant Robbie Wallace of the Violence Reduction Team said:

"This was a vicious and unprovoked assault which left three teenagers with painful injuries and we've been carrying out extensive enquiries since.

"I want to make it clear that violent crime will not be tolerated and we will use all resources available to us to pursue perpetrators of this."


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