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An 18 year old man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after a man was seriously assaulted in West Pilton on the evening of Wednesday 1 October.

The 18-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 6 October.
The 37 year old victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and he remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Boyd said: “Police 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.”