Leith shooting: Man in court

The incident took place on Cables Wynd. Picture; Google

The incident took place on Cables Wynd. Picture; Google

A MAN has appeared in court in connection with an alleged shooting in Leith.

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Police. Stock image

Police. Stock image

Keith Smith, 30, made a brief appearance in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday following the discharge of a firearm last week.

Smith, from Edinburgh, has been charged with assault to injury, attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing to be held at a later date.

The incident is said to have taken place at Cable’s Wynd around 11pm on Friday, August 26.

A 25-year-old man is said to have sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Investigating officers have recovered a firearm near to the scene which is believed to have been used in the alleged shooting.

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien said: “Police Scotland treats all reports of incidents involving a firearm with the utmost seriousness.

“Thanks to the cooperation of the local community and extensive policing inquiries, an arrest has now been made.

“I want to reassure the public that our inquiries so far suggest that this was an isolated incident.”