Police cordon lifted after reported overnight stabbing behind Wester Hailes Scotmid

Police have lifted a cordon that was in place overnight and on Monday morning after reports of a stabbing behind a Scotmid store in Wester Hailes.

Monday, 7th October 2019, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 7th October 2019, 1:07 pm

The cordon was lifted at around 10am today and was in place behind the Scotmid store on Morvenside Road in the Westburn part of Wester Hailes.

One concerned resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Evening News: "My husband noticed the cordon when he went to the shop around 6am and it was closed.

Man 'stabbed' in late night Wester Hailes attack. PIC: google Images

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"A guy has been stabbed overnight.

"There's still a police presence behind the Scotmid store."

Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford at Corstorphine CID said: "This appears to have been an isolated attack and we are following positive lines of enquiry at this stage.

"I would ask anyone who may have been in the area of the Scotmid store in Morvenside Close and who witnessed this incident to call us on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 0050 7/10."

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