Police appeal following attempted murder in Saughton Mains Park

Police appeal following attempted murder in Saughton Mains Park

Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a double stabbing in Saughton Mains Park.

The incident happened around 8.40pm on Friday night, when two men (aged 16 and 20) left a house party.

They became involved a verbal argument with a third man who was passing by.  This man subsequently assaulted both of them before leaving the area.

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They both sustained serious neck injuries and were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.  They are currently detained in hospital and are both in a stable condition.

Officers are now investigating and are appealing for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin MacLean of Edinburgh CID said:  “This was an unprovoked attack on two young men who have sustained significant injuries. One in particular could have been life threatening and we are treating this as attempted murder.

“We are following a positive line of enquiry, but need all the help we can get to trace the male responsible as soon as possible.

“I believe people in the local community know who this person is and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward and help us.

“Also there were a number of people in the Saughton Mains Park area on Friday evening including those in attendance at the party.

“I would ask anyone who hasn’t already spoken to police, and was in the area at the time of the incident, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Cromiestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(Photos: Alan Simpson)

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