Wester Draylaw Drive incident: £5,000 reward offered over alleged attempted murder in Edinburgh

A reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information about the suspected attempted murder of a man in Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:05 am
Wester Drylaw Drive where the alleged attempted murder happened.

A 33-year-old man was found seriously injured in Wester Drylaw Drive at about 7.15pm on Friday March 12.

Crimestoppers Scotland said it is offering up to £5,000 for information which leads to a conviction.

Officers are investigating a black vehicle believed to be connected to the incident which was found burnt-out in Craigleith Road, about a mile away from where the attack happened.

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Angela Parker, of Crimestoppers, said: “This incident has, understandably, caused great distress in the local area, which is why we are appealing for people who may not feel comfortable speaking to the police directly to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

“We’ve been supporting people to speak up anonymously since we began in 1988 and have always kept our anonymity guarantee to everyone who trusts us with their crime information.”

Anyone with information can call anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Two men appeared in court accused of a serious assault in a separate incident in the same street on 9 March.

Stuart Jess appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to face the charge of assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder.

It is understood he is due to reappear in court.

A second man, David Knowles, 49, appeared from custody during a private hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 22 March.

Knowles, from Edinburgh, faced charges including attempted murder and assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger to life.

He made no plea and was granted bail and the case was continued for further examination.

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