Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Nine charged over house shooting

Fernieside Avenue Image copyright Google
Image caption Shots were fired at the house in Fernieside Avenue last September

Nine men have been charged by police after shots were fired at the windows of a house in Edinburgh.

The incident happened in Fernieside Avenue, in the Moredun area, in the early hours of 9 September.

The arrested men, aged between 18 and 36, have been charged with offences including culpable and reckless discharge of a firearm.

They are also accused of being involved in organised crime and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

They face further charges of dangerous driving and driving without a valid licence.

No one was injured in the Fernieside Avenue shooting.

Det Ch Insp Kenny Gray said Police Scotland's investigations were continuing despite the arrests.

He added: "I would reiterate our appeal for anyone who saw a motorbike with two people riding on it in the Murrays around 21:30 on Saturday 20 September.

"I'd like to thank those in the community for their patience and assistance and I want to assure them we are determined to stamp out organised crime in the city."