Pilton attack – man charged with attempted murder

Posted on 04/10/2014 by

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SherriffCourtPolice Scotland have confirmed that an 18 year old man has been charged with attempted murder and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court court on Monday following the attack on a Chinese man in West Pilton on Wednesday evening.

The victim of the attack – named locally as the owner of the Peking Garden takeaway,  Jie Yu – remains in a ‘serious but stable’ condition in Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary hospital.

Police still seek two men in relation to the incident and have appealed to the public for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Boyd said: “We are continuing to follow a positive line of enquiry into this incident, including the theft of the victim’s car prior to the serious assault. Anyone with information about either incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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