OAP Charged After Knife Attack

An 85-year-old man has been charged after an elderly woman was stabbed in Edinburgh yesterday.

Bendicta McLean, 74, was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a chest wound, after the incident happened in Clermiston Road, Corstorphine, at around 1pm.

Lothian and Borders Police have said she is in a stable condition in hospital.

Officers sealed off the street at Old Kirk Road and Corstorphine Hill while they carried out a full investigation.

The pair are believed to have been neighbours.


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