Man charged with attempted murder, Edinburgh

Published 12 December 2018

Police in Edinburgh have arrested and charged two men following an attempted murder and attempted robbery in the West of the city.

The incident happened around 9.20am on Monday 10 December in the Calder Road area.

A 38-year-old man was assaulted and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. An attempt was also made to steal his wallet.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and assault with intent to rob. A 25-year-old man has been charged with assault.

Both men are scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday 12 December.

Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford said: “Operation Arable is underway in Edinburgh to combat violence and robbery of personal possessions and as such, we will actively be pursuing those involved in this type of crime.”

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