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Second arrest in Edinburgh after West Pilton street attack

A second man has been arrested and charged by police investigating an attempted murder in the West Pilton area of Edinburgh.

The 24-year-old is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday. An 18-year-old man has already appeared in court in connection with the incident.

It follows an attack on a 37-year-old man on the evening of 1 October.

He was seriously injured and remains in hospital.

Det Ch Insp Gary Boyd said: "The investigation continues into this serious assault and we are following a positive line of inquiry.

"We are still keen to speak to anyone with information about the assault and also concerning the theft of the victim's car prior to that."

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