Police Scotland

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a black cab taxi window was smashed as it was driven along Henderson Street on Thursday night.

The driver was injured when a stone was thrown at his vehicle just before 9pm on Thursday, causing a window to smash and showering the driver in shards of glass.  It is believed that the stone was from within a group of young people in the Henderson Street park area and police are appealing for more information.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said:-  “This was an incredibly reckless act which resulted in a man being injured and his taxi being forced off the road.  It is only luck that prevented this incident having even more serious consequences.

“We are keen to trace a group of young people, around the ages of 13-15, who were seen throwing stones at vehicles in the area.  Anyone who remembers witnessing this behaviour or who saw the taxi being struck is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with more information that can help officers with their enquiries is also asked to come forward.  Although an isolated incident, it is vital that we find those responsible.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.