Edinburgh man 'assaulted by youths' as duo 'blast him with water pistol'

The incident happened in the Leith area just before 5pm
-Credit: (Image: Ronnie Smith)


An Edinburgh man claims he was "assaulted" by youths on Tuesday evening.

Ronnie Smith said he was walking home from work when two young boys allegedly "blasted him with a water gun". The incident happened near the Day-Today store on the corner of Salamander Place and Ropemaker Street in Leith.

Since it happened, Ronnie says his right ear has been left in pain and has a "pressure difference" to his left.

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Ronnie told Edinburgh Live: "I was just walking towards the shop when coming home from work, saw the two kids on a scooter and they were directly in my path so I slowed and watched for them to go past.

"As they were passing the one on the back of the scooter fired what looked like a super soaker directly at the side of my head, had quite a bit of power like being hit by a garden hose on full blast, hitting my headphones and also shooting in between my headphone and my right ear so got me directly in the ear.

"I shouted at them in anger, the one that fired at me shouted something back in a posturing "come on" the type stance, I still had my headphones on so I didn't hear what they said.

"My right ear is in pain now and has a pressure difference with my left."

Police Scotland have been approached for comment.