Two burnt out cars linked to murder bid as man treated in hospital

Officers were called to West Pilton Terrace in Edinburgh after the attempted murder of a 28-year-old man.

Two burnt out cars linked to murder bid as man treated in hospital following Edinburgh assault © Google Maps 2023

Two burnt out cars have been linked to an attempted murder bid in Edinburgh that left a man in hospital.

Emergency services took a 28-year-old man to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh following an assault at West Pilton Terrace at around 10.10pm on Thursday.

His current condition is unknown.

On Saturday, officers discovered a blue Ford Focus ST burnt out at Fyles Farm, Tranent, and a dark coloured VW Golf at Howe Dean Path, Braid Hills, Edinburgh.

Officers believe both vehicles are linked to the attack and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Detective chief inspector Mark Petrie said: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have information, to come forward.

“We believe this was a targeted attack and we do not believe there was any risk to the wider public.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who recognises the vehicles and may have information about their movements.

“I would ask anyone with potential dashcam footage, private CCTV, or doorbell footage of these two vehicles, to contact officers as it could be helpful for our enquiries.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 3414 of January 5.

“Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.”