Three in court over Edinburgh murder bid after man found seriously injured in West Pilton common stair

A trio of young men have appeared in court accused of attempted murder after a man was found seriously injured in a common stairwell in Edinburgh last month.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 10:30 am

Police were called to a building in West Pilton Grove on the evening of Friday, June 18 and found a 34-year-old man badly hurt. He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

Detectives made repeated appeals to the public for information following the incident, particularly in relation to a vehicle being driven in the area at the time and found burnt out later that evening near Shawfair railway station.

Three men - Owen Logan, Connor Steele and Steven McGovern - all appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday to each face an allegation of attempted murder.

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Three men have appeared in court accused of attempted murder after a man was found seriously injured in a common stair in West Pilton Grove. Pic: Google
Three men have appeared in court accused of attempted murder after a man was found seriously injured in a common stair in West Pilton Grove. Pic: Google

Logan, 22, whose general address in court was given as Hawick, also faced seven further charges under the Road Traffic Act including allegations of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance. He made no plea and was committed for further examination and granted bail.

Steele, 21, whose general address was given as Edinburgh, made no plea and was granted bail.

McGovern, 22, also from Edinburgh, made no plea and was committed for further examination and remanded in custody. He is due to reappear in court within the next eight days.

Earlier this week, chief inspector Sarah Taylor thanked those who came forward to assist with police enquiries and said the incident was isolated and that there is no threat to the wider public.

Chief inspector Taylor added: “Our officers and partners will continue to engage with local residents to provide reassurance and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns surrounding crime in the area to get in contact with police.”

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