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Ruth Suter

Two cars found torched days after 'linked' murder bid of man on Scots street

Two cars thought to be linked to the attempted murder of a man in Edinburgh have been found torched.

The 28-year-old victim was discovered injured on West Pilton Terrace after the violent incident occurred at 10.10pm on Thursday January 5. Paramedics attended the scene and blue-lighted him to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he was treated by hospital staff.

His current condition is unknown. Officers investigating the murder bid are treating the incident as targeted.

They are keen to speak to anybody in the area who may have seen the two motors - a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf and a blue Ford Focus ST - at the time of the incident. The blue Ford Focus ST was discovered burnt out at Fyles Farm, Tranent, two days after the attack on Saturday, January 7.

The Volkswagen Golf was also found scorched at Howe Dean Path in the Braidhill areas of the capital on the same day.

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 Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3414 of 5 January, 2023. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously."

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