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Two men in court over Edinburgh shopkeeper murder bid

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Two men have appeared in court in connection with the attempted murder of a shopkeeper in Edinburgh.

Tahir Ahmed suffered a fractured skull after being attacked during an attempted robbery at A&A Newsagents in South Trinity Road on Friday 12 August.

David Allan, 49, and Liam McMeechan, 22, are accused of attempted murder, attempted robbery and assault to severe injury.

Mr McMeechan faces a further charge of police assault.

Mr Allan was charged on Wednesday 31 August and appeared in court in private the following day.

Both men made no plea or declaration at their court appearances and were committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

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