Man in court over Scotsman Hotel syringe stabbing

A 38-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a stranger with a syringe needle outside The Scotsman Hotel on Edinburgh’s North Bridge has been fully committed for trial and remanded in custody.

Monday, 27th July 2015, 7:02 pm
A general view of the Scotsman hotel in Edinburgh's North Bridge. A man is in court over an alleged stabbing with a syringe needle. Picture: TSPL

Alan Aitken made his second appearance on petition at the city’s Sheriff Court today in private before Sheriff Kenneth Maciver, charged with assault to injury.

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His appearance follows reports that a 36-year old man was assaulted on Saturday July 18, after telling a beggar, who had asked him for a pound, that he had no coins on him.