A Chinese father of three is being treated in hospital for serious injuries following a horrific attack by three men in West Pilton last night.
The victim suffered multiple injuries – including stab wounds – during the vicious attack which happened near the corner of West Pilton Grove and Park at around 9.30 last night. He has been named locally as Jie Yu, owner of the Peking Garden takeaway on Ferry Road Drive, and it’s thought he confronted to men as they attempted to steal his car.
One of the alleged attackers has since been detained and police say they are following a ‘positive line of enquiry’.
Superintendent Liz McAinsh said: “This was a vicious assault which left the victim in need of medical treatment and he remains in hospital in a serious condition.
“Hate crime is completely unacceptable and Police Scotland will relentlessly pursue those responsible.
“I would like to reassure the public that we have devoted significant resources to this enquiry to identify and apprehend those responsible”.
If you have any information call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers in anonymity on 0800 555 111.