Terrifying moment Edinburgh man filmed threatening neighbours in West End flats

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The moment an Edinburgh man confronted and threatened residents in a West End block of flats has been captured by terrified neighbours.

Kyle Strachan, 22, was seen knocking on the door of one neighbour at a block of flats on Morrison Crescent in August 2023 before shouting at another resident and threatening them.

Strachan appeared at the city's sheriff court on Monday, June 3, and pleaded guilty to two separate charges of threatening or abusive behaviour as one resident spoke of their alarm at seeing the incident unfold.

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In footage obtained by Edinburgh Live, Strachan can be seen banging on one door before moving to another, lifting the letterbox and putting his shoulder to the door.

The resident eventually opens the door and confronts Strachan before an argument breaks out and he leaves. After reviewing the footage, one of the residents called the police and showed them before officers made the arrest.

Speaking following the incident the concerned neighbour said: "It's not the first time we've had bother with nuisance neighbours, we have seen blood on the stairs and heard people coming in and out all hours of the night.

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The 22-year-old was also filmed shouting through the resident's letterbox. -Credit:Supplied

"When it happened me and my partner were due to do a half marathon the next day so we didn't phone it in but I reviewed the footage and reported it a week later after more shouting in the stair.

"You can see him barging the door trying to get into the flat and shouting through the letterbox. It's usually a quiet block so this was quite surprising and there are older people who I imagine would have been scared and left feeling like they can't leave their house with stuff like this going on."

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Strachan pleaded not guilty to a charge of having a bladed or pointed article in a public place and another of assault to injury - both of which were accepted by the prosecutor.

Sentencing has been deferred until July 2 to gather reports on the two charges Strachan pleaded guilty to as he was also granted bail.

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