Two men arrested after meat cleaver attack in tower block

Hutchison House where the man was attacked
Hutchison House where the man was attacked
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TWO men have been charged with attempted murder after a meat cleaver attack in an Edinburgh high rise.

Victim Henry Archibald, 37, was assaulted and suffered cuts to his back, chest and face after an argument broke out in his flat in Slateford. Today neighbours said they had heard the commotion and that Mr Archibald had been rushed to the ERI, where he spent time in intensive care. He has since been discharged.

One neighbour in Hutchison House, on Moat Drive, where Mr Archibald lives said she had “heard the commotion” on Sunday night but did not interfere because she was scared.

“I don’t much know Henry, he is a quiet man that just goes in and out,” she said.

It is understood that two men confronted Mr Archibald at around 9pm. He was found lying in his flat gasping for breath, with injuries to his head, back, chest and face.

A police spokesman said: “Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged serious assault on a man in Edinburgh.

“The men, aged 33 and 32, appeared in court last week charged with attempted murder and attempt to cause severe injury. One of the accused is now on bail, while the other remains in custody.