Armed driver 'pulled up outside pub before shooting men on Hogmanay'

Detectives have released new information about the incident, which is being treated as murder, which took place on December 31 around 11.50pm.

Police search for armed driver and passenger after two men shot outside Edinburgh pub on Hogmanay Alan Simpson

An armed driver pulled up outside an Edinburgh pub on Hogmanay and shot two men, with one later dying in hospital, police have revealed.

Detectives have released new information about the incident, which is being treated as murder, outside the premises on Granton Crescent on December 31 around 11.50pm.

Emergency services attended and the two men were taken to hospital, where a 38-year-old man was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 39-year-old man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The 38-year-old has been named in newspaper reports as Marc Webley, who was previously convicted of being involved in a gangland shooting in 2005. He was celebrating with friends when he was shot in a gang-related attack, the Daily Record reported.

His brother Don posted a picture of him on Facebook on New Year’s Day, with many people leaving messages of condolence.

Edinburgh lottery winner Jane Park also posted a tribute to the 36-year-old.

Webley had been in a relationship with Ms Park – who won £1m on the EuroMillions when she was 17 in 2013 – until recently, it is understood.

On Tuesday, police said enquiries have revealed that a red Hyundai Tucson is believed to have pulled up beside the men in West Granton Road on Hogmanay.

The driver exited the vehicle and discharged the firearm before returning to the vehicle and travelling east towards Leith.

Detectives believe there was at least one other person within the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Road closures remain in place on West Granton Road and Granton Crescent while police enquiries continue. 

Detective Superintendent Graham Grant said: “An extensive police investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are doing everything we possibly can to identify and trace whoever is responsible.

“We would like to thank members of the public who have assisted our enquiries so far and would continue to ask anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to us to please come forward.

“In particular, we are appealing for any information or footage of the suspect vehicle and it’s movements before and after the incident happened. If you saw this vehicle in the surrounding area late on Sunday evening, we would like to hear from you.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the family and friends of both men involved.”

Superintendent Sam Ainslie said: “We completely understand local community concern following this shocking incident and would like to reassure members of the public that this is believed to have been an isolated targeted attack.

“Police Scotland takes incidents of this nature extremely seriously, this type of reckless criminality will not be tolerated, and we will do everything in our power to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Officers continue to carry out extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance and we would urge anyone with concerns or information to contact us via 101 quoting reference 3819 of December 31. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111”. 

An online portal has been set up to allow members of the public to send information directly to the police. This can be accessed here: Public Portal (

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