A MAN has been arrested after a soldier was allegedly abducted and attacked during a Tinder date in Edinburgh this weekend.
Cobhan McLelland, 19, is alleged to have suffered severe burns, knife slashes to his face, stab wounds and broken bones in a flat in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It’s understood the squaddie left Dreghorn Barracks in the Scottish capital on Saturday night after arranging online to meet a woman at an apartment nearby.
But Cobhan, who joined the army at 16, was rushed to hospital after he was allegedly ambushed and barricaded in the flat for several hours.
Officers raced to the property at around 6am on Sunday, and Cobhan was rushed to hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Cops have now confirmed a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident.
He made no plea and was remanded in custody at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday and will appear again on Tuesday, March 30.
Cobhan – originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire – will be scarred for life following the alleged assault.
But the brave teen shared a picture from his hospital bed on Tuesday, saying he is recovering “slowly but surely”.
Cobhan’s colleagues were told of the alleged attack at a meeting at their Dreghorn base on Monday.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to an address in Kidlaw Close, Edinburgh, at around 6.05am on Sunday, March 21, following a disturbance within a property.
“Specialist officers attended and the incident was concluded safely at around 8.05am.
“A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital after being assaulted, and a second man, also aged 19, has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
“He is due to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 22 March, and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
Source: The Sun