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Man arrested after women stabbed outside Edinburgh hotel

The attack happened in the city’s Grassmarket on Thursday.

Police are investigating the attacks in Edinburgh (David Cheskin/PA)
Police are investigating the attacks in Edinburgh (David Cheskin/PA)

A man has been arrested after two women were stabbed outside a hotel in Edinburgh.

The incident happened by the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel in the Grassmarket in the early hours of Thursday.

A man who came to the women’s aid was also stabbed.

Police Scotland said a 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two attempted murders and a serious assault.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

The women aged 58 and 60, and the 37-year-old man, received treatment at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh following the attack at around 3.35am.

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