Attempted murder appeal after man found seriously injured in Edinburgh property

Police have launched an attempted murder appeal after a man was found seriously injured in a common stairwell at a property in Edinburgh.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 4:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 20th June 2021, 4:19 pm

The 34-year-old man was taken to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries to his head and body after he was found lying in a stairwell in West Pilton Grove at about 5pm on Friday, 19 June.

Police are treating the incident as an attempted murder and are appealing to the public for information to help them find whoever is responsible for the man’s injuries.

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They are carrying out door to door enquiries and keen to trace the driver of a dark blue hatchback which was seen driving “erratically” in the area at the time of the incident.

Detective Inspector Alison MacDonald of CID said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this attempted murder, and trace whoever is responsible.

“A review of CCTV footage in the local area is ongoing and officers are carrying out house to house enquires in order to establish what happened.

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“We are keen to trace the driver of a dark blue hatchback which was seen to be driving erratically in the area around the same time.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this attack take place, or motorists who were driving in the area of West Pilton Grove between 4pm and 5pm on Friday, 19 June and have dash-cam footage, you may have captured something that will assist our inquiry."

Anyone with information on this attack should contact detectives at Corstorphine Police Office though 101 quoting reference number 2690 of 19 June.

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