What You Need to Know About the Glass Door Breaking Attack in Edinburgh

A man has been charged with causing serious harm after a glass door broke in Edinburgh on Monday night.The man, who is also believed to have a wife and child in the house, was arrested on Tuesday and is expected to appear in court in Edinburgh later this week.Police said the incident happened at about…

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A man has been charged with causing serious harm after a glass door broke in Edinburgh on Monday night.

The man, who is also believed to have a wife and child in the house, was arrested on Tuesday and is expected to appear in court in Edinburgh later this week.

Police said the incident happened at about 7pm on Monday.

It is understood the victim was outside the house when a group of people went into the house and broke down the glass door.

“He was in the kitchen and there was a man standing in the doorway, smashing on the glass and breaking the glass,” Edinburgh Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Matt McGinn told reporters.

A neighbour reported hearing a loud bang and then saw a man running from the house.

McGinn said a woman in the family home had also witnessed the incident and had also come forward to help.

He said the man was believed to be a member of a gang who had recently broken into the home.

There is no evidence that the man had been targeted by a police officer, he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

More: A Facebook post about the incident, posted by the local council, also described the incident as “a very traumatic incident”.

The council has launched an investigation into the incident.

Detective Inspector Scott O’Brien said the council had spoken to the victim and was “extremely concerned” by the incident but had not received any information about a possible link to any gang.

Read more: The Scottish government has announced a new anti-gang strategy.

Last month, it said it would introduce a new offence of serious harm, with an additional five years for convictions.

Inspector O’Byrne said the new offence would also be applied to property crimes.

Scotland’s Home Affairs Secretary said there had been more than 100 reports of broken glass across the country.