Murder bid probe after man stabbed while sitting in passenger seat of car

The 25-year-old remains in a stable condition in hospital following the incident on Tuesday evening.

Edinburgh man suffers stab wound in murder bid after car passenger seat attack STV News

A man has been stabbed in a “targeted attack” while he sat in the front seat of a parked car with friends in Edinburgh.

The 25-year-old was attacked through the passenger window of the blue Honda on Balfour Place in Pilrig after 11pm on Tuesday.

Two teenagers, thought to be aged between 14 and 18, approached the car as it was parked on the street and started a conversation before carrying out the sudden attack and quickly fleeing the scene.

The victim was rushed to a local medical facility for emergency treatment where his condition is described as “stable”.

No one else was injured in the incident before the pair ran off in the direction of Pilrig Park however Police Scotland are treating it as attempted murder.

An investigation has now been launched, with officers carrying out ‘door-to-door enquiries’ and studying CCTV footage recorded by nearby cameras in an effort to trace those responsible.

The suspects are both described as male with a skinny build. One is understood to have ginger hair and was wearing a blue hooded top while the other is reported to have dark hair.

Detective inspector Kevin Tait said: “A young man has been stabbed in what we believe to be a targeted attack.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Pilrig Park and Balfour Place area, around the time of the incident to get in touch with us.

“Did you notice the two men in the street, did you see the car? Any small piece of information could prove relevant to our enquiries.”

DI Tait added: “I would also ask motorists who were driving in the area around that time to check their footage as it could have captured images which could help us in locating the two men responsible for this attack.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3627 of 3 May 2022 or Crimestoppers to give information anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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