Man charged with attempted murder over actor attack

4 March 2019, 15:10 | Updated: 4 March 2019, 15:16

Police Scotland

A man has been charged with attempted murder after actor Tam Dean Burn was attacked in Edinburgh.

The incident took place on Saturday outside the Scottish Poetry Library, near the Royal Mile, on Saturday afternoon as Mr Burn was leaving an event at the venue.

Emergency services attended and Mr Burn received some treatment inside the premises.

Police have now confimed that a 42-year-old man has been charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Mr Burn, who appeared in River City, Outlander and Fortitude, is believed to be recovering at home.

Asif Khan, director of the Scottish Poetry Library, praised the "courage and composure" of staff and volunteers at the venue.

He said: "The incident occurred outside the library after our tribute event for Tom Leonard. Tam was treated for his injuries in the library.

"I should like to thank the emergency services for their professionalism and compassion."