Teenagers admit attack on Edinburgh takeaway driver

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Simon San
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The attack on Mr San was said to have been completely unprovoked

Two teenagers have admitted their involvement in an attack on an Edinburgh man who later died.

Michael Roberts, 16, and Keir Rodger, 16, pled guilty to carrying out an assault on Simon San, 40, by forcing him to leave his car by rocking it.

Sentence was deferred at Edinburgh Sheriff Court until later. Mr San was killed by John Reid on 11 August.

The 16-year-old previously admitted culpable homicide and was sentenced to five years detention.

Roberts also admitted stealing a set of car keys and a mobile phone from Mr San as well as failing to appear at court.

A 14-year-old, who cannot be identified, who also faced the assault charge, had his not guilty plea accepted by the Crown but admitted breaching bail conditions.

The incident happened close to the San family takeaway, Yong Hua Gardens, at Lochend Road in Edinburgh.

Roberts and Rodger were remanded in custody and the 14-year-old was released on bail.

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