Fresh appeal after serious assault in Edinburgh

Published 14 May 2019

Police in Edinburgh have obtained new information relating to the suspects for a serious assault in Bingham and are again asking for the public's assistance.

A 45-year-old man was attacked by two men armed with an axe within an address in Duddingston Row at around 10.10pm on Tuesday 30th April.

As a result the victim sustained serious injury to his ankle and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, before later being released.

Last week, officers confirmed the getaway car used during this incident was a red Honda CRV, bearing the false  registration plate YH13 JCJ.

This vehicle had been stolen from an address in Craigour Crescent during the early hours of Wednesday 27th April and was found burnt out in Gilmerton Dykes Loan during the same evening of the attack.

Detectives have now established that three men, who were within the car ran off on foot towards Lasswade Road, where they turned right and headed into the Gilmerton side of  an area known locally as 'The Burdiehouse Dip'.

All three then continued north before being lost to sight.

Inquiries continue to identify these individuals and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Detective Inspector Graham Grant from Gayfield CID said: "It is now two weeks on from this attack and while we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry, we have not yet identified the suspects.

"If you remember seeing anyone running off from a burning car in Gilmerton Dykes Loan on the evening of Tuesday 30th April, then please contact police immediately.

"Likewise, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also urged to get in touch."

Those with information can contact Gayfield CID via 101 and quote incident number 4468 of the 30th April. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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