Pilton attack: third man charged

Posted on 08/10/2014 by



A third man has been charged with attempted murder following an attack on  a Chinese takeaway shop owner in West Pilton last week.

Jie Yu, 37, was punched, kicked and stabbed in a horrific attack last Wednesday evening in in West Pilton Park. The owner of the Pekin Garden in Ferry Road Drive remains in a “serious but stable” condition having now been moved to St John’s hospital in Livingston.

Since the attack Police Scotland has followed a positive line of enquiry and senior officers were confident that the attackers would be tracked down.

Police Scotland confirmed that a 19-year-old man has now been arrested and charged with attempted murder. He will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later, as will another 24-year-old man who was charged yesterday.

An 18-year-old man was charged with attempted murder and appeared before the Sheriff Court on Monday.

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