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Appeal following assaults and wilful fires in Edinburgh

Published 14 March 2020

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information following a series of assaults and wilful fires in the Wester Hailes area.

The incidents occurred between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, 13 March, 2020. 
Around 7.30pm a 30-year-old man was assaulted on the Union Canal path but sustained no injuries. The second assault also occurred on the Union Canal path around 8.30pm and a 37-year-old woman was conveyed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Officers also received report of a fire at a premises on Murrayburn Drive around 8pm and a second fire was reported at a premises on Calder Crescent around 8.25pm. No-one was injured as a result of the fires.

Police believe the incidents are linked and are following positive lines of enquiry.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incidents and who may have any information to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 3544 of 13 March.


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