Thursday 08th October 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police issue descriptions following Pilton attempted murder

Police have issued descriptions of four men they wish to trace following an attempted murder in Pilton last night.

At around 9.30pm the group forced entry to a flat in Inchcolm Court and a 19-year-old man was stabbed several times.

Around 8.40pm the 19-year-old man and another man were outside shops on Ferry Road Drive when they were involved in an altercation with a group of youths.

Detectives at the scene this morning.

The 19-year-old man received a facial injury then made his way home to West Pilton Grove.

Around 9.30pm, he was within the flat when four men forced entry and seriously assaulted him.

Emergency service attended and the man was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where staff describe his condition as serious.

The four men responsible are white and aged in their late teens or early twenties.

The first man was of medium build and wearing a grey hooded top, a black gilet and black jogging trousers.

The second man was wearing a black hooded top and black jogging trousers.

Officers protect the scene.

The third man was wearing a green top and black jogging trousers, and the fourth man was of heavy build and wearing a black hooded top, blue t-shirt, black jogging trousers and white trainers.

Detective Sergeant Rory Legge of Corstorphine Police Station said: “Our enquiries are continuing into this incident and we have been carrying out enquiries and gathering CCTV from the local area to help us establish the identity of the four men responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed, or who has information on the incident outside the shops on Ferry Road Drive or the further assault in West Pilton Grove to contact us as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information should contact Corstorphine Police Station through 101 quoting reference number 3512 of 7 October. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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