Grange attack girlfriend comes out of coma

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Stewart Taylor
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Stewart Taylor died in Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh

A woman, whose partner was found murdered when fire crews responded to a fire at an Edinburgh flat, has emerged from her coma.

Police said Lynsey Methven, 30, regained consciousness in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Friday.

Her boyfriend, Stewart Taylor, 33, was recovered by firefighters from the blaze at Chalmers Crescent, in the Grange, on Monday.

Frank Moore, 43, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Mr Moore, from Dalkeith, also faces a charge of breaching the peace.

Mr Taylor, who was originally from Aberdeen, was found lying beside Ms Methven, 30, who had also been seriously injured.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses to the incident, including a white van driver seen in the area of Chalmers Crescent at 0730 GMT on Monday.

Lothian and Borders Police has already made an appeal for another white van driver, seen in the area at about 0715 GMT.

Detectives described the second driver as white, 30 to 45, with collar-length curly brown hair.

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