Man pushing people into canal

Published: Friday, 26 May 2023

THE police are concerned that a number of people have been pushed into the Union Canal in Edinburgh.

This has resulted in officers patrolling the waterway on the look-out for a 'stocky man around 60 with grey/balding hair'.

Spate of incidents

There have been a spate of incidents of both walkers and cyclists being purposely pushed into the water.

A woman was seen being pushed off her bike into the water and others on foot were reported to the police as also been pushed into the canal making it several such incidents.

After so many incidents the police set-up patrols on the Union Canal in the city.