Edinburgh crime: Teenage boy charged with attempted murder after man stabbed in Leith

Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy with attempted murder after a stabbing in Edinburgh.

By Anna Bryan
Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 8:12 am

He was charged two weeks after a 25-year man was stabbed in what police described as a “targeted attack”.

On May 3, the victim was sitting with two friends in a blue Honda motor vehicle in Balfour Place, Leith.

At around 11pm, the car was approached by two males from Pilrig Park who began to speak to him.

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The two males then attacked the 25-year-old, stabbing him through the car window, before running off.

The victim was hospitalised by the attack.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: Following an investigation into an attempted murder on Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 in Balfour Place, Edinburgh, officers have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male youth in connection with the incident.“The youth is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 16 May 2022. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a stabbing which took place on Balfour Place, Edinburgh.