Edinburgh taxi driver appeal over murder attempt
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for the driver of a black hackney cab driver who picked up an injured man in the city to contact them.
The man hailed a cab in Robertson Avenue in Slateford on Monday 7 October at about 23:00.
The driver spoke with his passenger and expressed concern for his injuries before dropping him at his Leith home after paying the £12 fare.
Det Sgt Mike Leask, of police Scotland, said it was an attempted murder.
He said: "We are now treating this as attempted murder as the passenger sustained severe facial injuries and the inquiry team are keen to trace the taxi driver to take a statement from him.
"I would appeal to all taxi drivers working in Edinburgh last Monday night who either had this man as a passenger, or knows a colleague who did, to get in touch with Police Scotland."