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Outlander actor Tam Dean Burn

Outlander actor Tam Dean Burn – Alastair in the Rent episode , who has appeared in River City and Outlaw King – is recovering after being attacked in the street in Edinburgh .

The 60-year-old was treated in hospital and is now recovering at home after he was assaulted outside the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh’s Crichton Close, where he had just finished speaking at an event.

Friends with him are believed to have intervened and he was taken back into the centre where staff locked the doors.

Police Scotland said a man had been arrested in connection with the incident, which took place at around 3.30pm on Saturday.

The 42-year-old was arrested outside the city’s Crichton Close at about 4pm, a lspokesman said.

Mr Dean Burn had been speaking at a tribute event to the Scottish poet Tom Leonard, who died last year.

About 60 people – including Liz Lochhead and George Gunn – attended the event, which began at 1,30pm.

Emergency services attended and guests were kept inside for about an hour.

Rebus author Ian Rankin tweeted, “Wishing Tam Dean Burn a speedy and full recovery”, while Trainspotting scribe Irvine Welsh said: “Take care bud.”

And poet Kevin Williamson, who was at the event, said on his Twitter: “Thanks to everyone who’s been in touch concerned over the incident today. Tam Dean’s ok and on his way home and that’s all that matters.”

Mr Dean Burn replied: “Thanks Kev & folks. All ok xx.”

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