Fresh appeal after attempted murder bid by balaclava-clad gang near pub

Three men wearing balaclavas attacked the 20-year-old with a weapon.

Fresh appeal after attempted murder bid by balaclava-clad gang near Davidson’s Mains pub in Edinburgh Google Maps

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information in connection with an attempted murder in the early hours of the morning in Edinburgh.

On Friday April 21, a 20-year-old man left a pub on Main Street in the Davidson’s Mains area at around 12.05am.

Soon after exiting the building, three men, dressed in dark coloured clothing and balaclavas, attacked the man with a weapon.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by ambulance with serious injuries.

Enquiries so far have established a dark coloured 4×4 vehicle, possibly a Range Rover, closely followed by a smaller light coloured car and a further light coloured vehicle were driving from Quality Street onto Main Street around 12.01am on the date of the attack.

Neither were involved in the attack, but police believe that the occupants of the vehicles may be able to assist with enquiries.

A pedal cyclist also travelled from Cramond Road South onto Quality Street at the time and returned minutes later.

Detective inspector Kevin Tait said: “None of these vehicles were involved in the attack but they passed the area shortly before or while the incident was ongoing.

“The occupants may have information which could help our investigation so if this was you please get in touch and speak to our officers. If you believe this was you and you have kept dashcam footage then again we would be keen to review this.

“I would also urge anyone else who may have information about the incident but has not yet spoken to police to get in touch as soon as you can.

“Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting incident 0010 of April 21, 2023. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.”

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