policeThird man arrested for West Pilton serious assault

A third man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a serious assault on a 37 year-old man in West Pilton last Wednesday. The 19-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Wednesday 8 October.)

A 24 year-old man is also appearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, and an 18-year-old man was previously charged with attempted murder and appeared before the same court on Monday 6 October.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Boyd said: “Three men have now been arrested and charged with attempted murder and for the theft of the vehicle prior to this serious assault.

“We are still keen to speak to anyone with information that can assist with our enquiries or who witnessed these incidents last Wednesday evening.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.