Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Two charged over racist attack on taxi driver

London Road, Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The taxi driver was on London Road near the Omni Centre when he was attacked

Two people have appeared in court charged with assaulting a taxi driver in Edinburgh in what police have described as a racist attack.

Kelli Smillie, 28, and Kevin Thomson, 34, both from Edinburgh, made no plea or declaration during a short private appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

They are accused of assaulting the 33-year-old cab driver on London Road at 04:00 on Sunday.

It is alleged that they left the man permanently disfigured.

Neither the taxi driver's name or ethnic identity has been disclosed.

Ms Smillie and Mr Thomson were granted bail.

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