Man charged after priest assaulted while praying in cathedral

The incident happened at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh (David Cheskin/PA) (PA Archive)
11:28am, Thu 29 Jul 2021
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A man has been charged after a priest was assaulted while praying in a cathedral.

The incident happened in St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in York Place, Edinburgh, on Monday morning.

Police said that a 31-year-old man was arrested in Cumbria and charged in connection with the incident.

He has also been charged in connection with an assault at Princes Street Gardens East on Monday.

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The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

A police spokesman said: “A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an assault at a cathedral on York Place in Edinburgh on Monday July 26.

“The man has also been charged in connection with a further assault at Princes Street Gardens East on Monday July 26.”

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