Daylight stabbing in Edinburgh left commuters horrified

By Christine Lavelle

A MAN was stabbed in broad daylight after an alleged brawl took place in front of people heading home from work.

Evening commuters were horrified to see 34-year-old Amit Pandya bleeding heavily from his back after the fight in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Monday night on the corner of Yeaman Place and Dundee Street, where witnesses claimed he had been knifed in his lower back.

Mr Pandya had apparently been fighting in the street with another man while a woman looked on.

A 41-year-old man and a woman aged 24, were charged in connection with the incident, and were due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. Continue reading

Golf course staff gave first aid to murder bid victim

By Christine Lavelle and Martin Graham

A MAN was found lying on a golf course bleeding from serious stab wounds in his stomach after what police fear was a murder bid.

The 39 year-old was so badly injured detectives had to wait until today to speak to him.

He and a 43 year-old woman were injured in what cops said was “a horrific assault” in an Edinburgh flat last Wednesday.

The man was found lying on the grass at the city’s Craigentinny Golf Course at 6.20pm by a member of the public.

A golf club worker gave the man first aid until an ambulance took him to hospital.
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Murder Accused Appears In Court Over Mirza Death

By Paul Thornton

A 48-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of Edinburgh man Mohammad Mirza.

Mr Mirza, 47, died following an incident at his Stenhouse Gardens North flat in the city on Wednesday.

Today (Fri) at Edinburgh Sheriff Court Mustafa Elsherski appeared in private on petition.

Elsherski, also from Edinburgh, made no plea or declaration to charges of murder and assault to injury.

He was committed for further examination and remanded following a brief appearance before Sheriff John Horsburgh.

Man Stabbed And Woman Struck By Car In Night Of Horror

By Shaun Milne

POLICE have tonight (wed) sealed off a residential street in Edinburgh after a woman was struck by a car in an alleged hit and run – just yards from where a stabbing took place at a house a few doors away.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene shortly before 10pm after the woman was hit at the corner of Stenhouse Street West and Stenhouse Gardens.

Her condition was unknown.

Just yards away police strung up blue and white crime tape and refused to let anyone enter the stairwell to No 1 Stenhouse Gardens North telling locals only that a “serious incident” had occurred.

What were thought to be CID officers arrived at the scene under an hour later while forensic teams gathered evidence.

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Police hunt smartly dressed man for murder bid

By Rory Reynolds

POLICE are hunting an attempted murderer who tried to stab a man to death on his own doorstep.

A 43-year-old man was in hospital last night after the suspect rang his doorbell and stabbed him in the chest.

The attack took place at an address in the Niddie area of Edinburgh on Sunday night at around 8.30pm.

Paramedics rushed the man to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after getting a 999 call from within the house.

Police have said that the stabbing is being treated as attempted murder and are appealing for witnesses. Continue reading

“Brutal” attacker plunges smashed bottle into victim’s stomach

By Michael MacLeod

DETECTIVES are hunting a vicious thug who smashed a bottle over a man’s head then plunged it into his stomach.

The 20 year-old victim was last night recovering at home after getting 11 stitches to sew up extensive stab wounds.

Cops in Edinburgh said the “brutal assault could have ended with the victim suffering even more serious injury.”

The attack was sparked by an argument between two groups of young males in the capital’s Bruntsfield Place around 4am on Monday morning.
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Nine year-old boy witnessed bizarre stabbing

By Michael MacLeod

A MAN who stabbed himself in the neck and chest with a knife in front of a nine year-old boy has avoided a jail sentence.

Gordon McMillanGordon McMillan, 25, had asked the terrified child to stab him with the blade but began hacking and slashing at himself.

The young boy, who can’t be named for legal reasons, fled a flat in horror as McMillan inflicted life-threatening injuries on himself with a knife.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told that the boy could hear “slicing” sounds and immediately ran to his home to tell his family what had happened.

Today (Mon) McMillan was put on a 15 month probation order.

Police officers and paramedics raced to the scene and found McMillan covered in knife wounds with the blood stained knife by his side on March 15 last year.
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