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Gunman's appeal over murder bid in Edinburgh rejected

A gunman who pulled the trigger three times in an attempted murder in Edinburgh but failed to fire a bullet has lost an appeal against a life sentence.

Lee Connors pointed a handgun at Grant MacBeth and tried to discharge the weapon in Barn Park in October 2014.

The weapon, which had three bullets inside, was later found to be capable of firing but was erratic.

A judge imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Connors, 32, last year.

Lord Ericht said it appeared to be "mere luck" that resulted in the firearm not discharging.

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