Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Patient on attempted murder charge in Edinburgh

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious assault at a mental health hospital in Edinburgh.

A 20-year-old patient was left with serious head injuries following an incident with another patient at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital on Friday.

It is understood the man remains unconscious in hospital.

Lothian and Borders Police said a 24-year-old man had been charged with attempted murder and had been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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