Three in court over racist murder bid

The three men are to go on trial at the High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

The three men are to go on trial at the High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

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THREE Edinburgh men are to stand trial charged with carrying out a racist murder bid.

Danny McCann, 22, Aiden O’Reilly, 22, and Liam Gartland, 26, faced the accusation at the High Court in Glasgow.

The trio are alleged to have attempted to murder Arun Nair in Edinburgh’s Dalry on April 6 last year.

The accusation includes claims Mr Nair was jumped and stamped upon as well as being hit with a glass bottle and metal baton.

Prosecutors alleged the incident was racially aggravated.

The trio are also said to have carried out another racist assault on Charlton Dsa on the same day in the capital.

McCann and O’Reilly face a further allegation that they acted in a “racially aggravated manner” towards Olutoyin Kasim in Edinburgh last February 7.

O’Reilly is accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive way towards others on April 6.

Judge Lord Turnbull set a trial due to begin in July in Glasgow.

A further hearing will take place before then next month.

The trio had their bail continued.