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Brick thrown through window of LibDems’ Scottish headquarters

A BRICK has been thrown through the window of the LibDems’ Scottish headquarters, the party has announced.

The projectile smashed a pane of glass in the office on Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, earlier today.

Staff who were working in the building at the time of the incident are said to have been left shaken.

No-one is said to have been injured.

According to The Herald, several employees followed the person thought to have thrown the brick, before flagging down passing police officers to help.

Scottish LibDem campaign chief Alistair Carmichael said he was “dismayed” by the episode.

He commented: “This morning a brick was thrown through the window of our HQ in Edinburgh. Fortunately, no-one was hurt but it could have been very different and our staff are understandably shaken by this.

“I’m dismayed that this kind of behaviour seems to have taken root in Scotland. Political campaigning should be about the clash of ideas, not about acts of violence.”

He added: “I would like to thank Police Scotland for their work in detaining a suspect.

“I also want to thank all our party staff who have been affected by this incident but who continue to give their all in delivering our campaign in this election.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 11.25am on Monday, April 19 we received a report of vandalism at a premises on Clifton Terrace in Edinburgh.

“Officers attended and a 27-year-old man was arrested and charged.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”



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