Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man detained after murder bid near Edinburgh bus stop

A man has been detained after another man was seriously injured in an incident in Edinburgh.

Police said a 52-year-old man was left with a number of injuries near a bus stop in Ferry Road at about 22:30 on Friday.

He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he was in a serious but stable condition. A 57-year-old man was in police custody.

Officers said they were treating it as attempted murder.

Det Insp Alan O'Brien said: "We are currently following a number of positive lines of inquiry."

"I would like to reassure the local community that crimes like this are rare. Anyone who was within the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police on 101."

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