Two men arrested for ‘assault’ on Edinburgh’s Meadows as cops called to lockdown-flouting gatherings
We told how officers were called to the park near the city’s Old Town at around 7.15pm last night.
It came after they were alerted to youngsters flouting Covid restrictions to drink alcohol with pals.
Photos on social media showed dozens of youths at the scene as they were dispersed and sent home by police.
Revellers could be seen standing close to each other, ignoring social distancing guidelines in place due to the pandemic.
And cops have now confirmed they arrested a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man in connection with an alleged assault.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the Meadows area of Edinburgh during the evening of Saturday, 20 March and dispersed large groups of youths following reports of anti-social behaviour.
“Two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested and charged in connection with the assault of two further men in the Melville Terrace area. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
“The 20-year-old is due to appear in court on Monday, 22 March in connection with a warrant offence.”
Images shared on social media show huge numbers of Scots breaking outdoor meeting rules in the Glasgow park.
Those in attendance, believed to be celebrating St Patrick’s Day, were spotted in Ireland sports gear and green clothing.
Scots were pictured huddled closely together in the park despite strict guidance against illegal gatherings.