Chinese delivery man beaten to death by teen gang

SHOCK: The family-run shop where Mr San worked

By Amanda Keenan and Christine Lavelle

A MAJOR murder hunt is underway to catch a gang responsible for beating a Chinese delivery driver to death.

Dozens of police officers, forensic teams and hardened detectives flooded the Lochend area of Edinburgh to track down those responsible for the bloody attack on Simon San, 40, around 10pm in Lochend Avenue on Wednesday, just yards from the Loch Inn pub.

Vietnamese Mr San worked for the Yong Hua Garden takeaway which locals claimed had been under siege from youths for months.

According to police he died from brain injuries after being pounced upon by three teenagers from a larger gang of males and females.

There were emotional scenes eariler when Mr San’s sister Shirley arrived at the shop to find the area surrounded by police.
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Breakthrough For Search Teams In Suzanne Pilley Hunt

By Shaun Milne

MURDER squad detectives searching for missing Edinburgh woman Suzanne Pilley are closing in on where they think her body has been dumped.

Teams of officers are now combing what they described as areas of “specific interest” in Argyll in the hope of finding the bookkeeper’s remains.

Lothian and Borders Police have called in specialist dog teams to track key areas in the Argyll Forest near Glen Croe.

The potential breakthrough comes after trawling through dozens of statements from members of the public who responded to police appeals for help tracking the movements of a silver car in the area. Continue reading

Lothian & Borders Police finally confirm Sudanese mum of two Randa Kamblawi was murdered

By Cara Sulieman, Shaun Milne & Rory Reynolds

A MUM of two found dead in the bathtub of her Edinburgh home was murdered, detectives said tonight.

Randa Kamblawi, 34, was found at her Nicolson Street flat on Tuesday morning sparking a wave of police activity.

SEARCH: police still looking for missing husband

SEARCH: police still looking for missing husband

Sources said she was found lying on her side, completely submerged in water, and officers were greeted by a scene described as “complete chaos”.

As revealed by Deadline yesterday, Lothian and Borders Police are looking for her husband Yahya Babiker.


The pair married in the town of Karima in northern Sudan in September 2002 and moved to the city shortly after.

The security guard, who is in his forties and originally from Sudan, has been missing since shortly before his wife’s lifeless body was discovered.

Locals said they understood he had dropped off the couple’s two young children, Mohammed aged five and Tagwa, three, with relatives in Edinburgh and has not been seen since.

Friends of the family in the Sudanese community in Edinburgh said they had also tried to reach Mr Babiker but were unable to get hold of him. Continue reading

The assassination of Paris Hilton

The Assassination of Paris Hilton

By Cara Sulieman

HOTEL heiress Paris Hilton is in for a shock if she visits Edinburgh this summer – the cast of a new play are planning her assassination.

The production, called the Assassination of Paris Hilton, is by London based group Racked Theatre.

It sees two girls in the bathroom of a nightclub in Holywood planning the star’s death because they are sick of celebrity culture.

But the writer insists that she has nothing against Hilton herself and the play is about celebrity rather than any particular star.

Megan Ford, an artistic director of the theatre group and writer of the play, said: “I feel the need to mention, that despite the controversial title, the play is not an attack on Paris Hilton, but rather a depiction of female relationships and the culture of celebrity worship.”

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