At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Stephen Nolan (pictured left) was convicted of the murder of Ebrahim Aryaei Nekoo in March last year. The 48-year-old met with Mr Nekoo at a petrol station in Westfield Road in the early hours of Saturday 24th March 2012. A short time later, the pair met at Saughton Park, where Nolan struck the 41-year-old with his taxi before driving off.
He will now be sentenced on April 23rd in Glasgow.
Detective Inspector Stuart Houston, who led the investigation said:- “The loss of Mr Nekoo has had a massive impact on his wife and family both in Scotland and his native Iran. At the time of his death Mr Nekoo had established himself as a private hire driver and had settled in the city.
“As part of the police investigation it was established that prior to this incident Mr Nekoo and Nolan had a disagreement over a disputed insurance claim with no other previous contact. This appears to have been the catalyst for the events on that day.
“Following this conviction I hope that the family of Mr Nekoo can move forward in dealing with their tragic loss.”