Police hunt suspect after man injured in knife attack outside Tesco

The 32-year-old was targeted by another man outside the busy supermarket in Edinburgh.

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Police in Edinburgh are continuing investigations into a knife attack outside a Tesco supermarket that left a man seriously injured.

The 32-year-old was attacked at the busy supermarket on Gracemount Drive at around 8pm on Thursday, November 11.

Emergency services attended and he was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment to his injuries.

The man responsible for the attack then ran off down Gracemount Drive before entering a dark hatchback car on Captain’s Drive and driving away.

A week on from the incident and police are returning to the scene to speak to any potential witnesses as they look to catch the man responsible.

Officers will be back at the scene on Thursday and they are looking to speak to witnesses who have not yet come forward.

Detective Inspector Bob Campbell said: “We are grateful to everyone who has helped our investigation so far but this was a busy area near a supermarket and we feel there may be other witnesses we have not spoken to yet.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been in and around Tesco Express Gracemount Drive at the time of the attack or drivers who were on Captains Road, Gracemount Drive and Captains Drive between 7.50pm and 8.10pm on Thursday, November 11.

“We remain keen to hear from anyone with potential dashcam footage or private CCTV from the Gracemount Drive and Captain’s Drive areas as it could prove vital to our enquiries.

“I would stress that everything in our enquiries so far suggest that this was a targeted attack and there was no wider risk to the public.

“However, it was a dangerous and reckless act in a busy public area and it is important we identify the man responsible.”

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