Edinburgh crime: Man, 22, jailed after he 'tried to murder' rival by running him over in car at Edinburgh park

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An Edinburgh man who ‘tried to murder’ a rival by running him over in a stolen car has been jailed.

Christopher Pearson, 22, was sentenced to five years and ten months at the High Court in Dundee on Tuesday, 2 July after he pled guilty on Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

According to Police Scotland, Pearson tried to murder a 22-year-old man within Lochend Park on Sunday, 2 April, 2023 after deliberately driving a car at him. The car was later found burnt out the same night in Maplewood Park.

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Detective Constable Gary Lipscombe said: “This was a targeted attack on the victim, which could have killed him.

"Pearson will now face the consequences of his shocking actions.

"This was a lengthy investigation, and I would like to thank all officers involved for their dedication and commitment throughout. I would like to thank those members of the public who assisted with our enquiries.”