Appeal for witnesses of axe attack suspects

Police are appealing for information on three men seen running from a burning car after a man was the victim of an axe attack in Edinburgh.

A 45-year-old man was in his flat in Duddingston Row when two men wearing black balaclavas forced their way in at around 10.10pm on Tuesday April 30.

He was hit on the ankle with an axe, suffering serious injury, and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

A red Honda CRV, bearing the false registration plate YH13 JCJ, was later found burnt-out in Gilmerton Dykes.

Detectives have now established that three men – who were within the car – ran off towards Lasswade Road.

They then headed into the Gilmerton side of an area known locally as ‘The Burdiehouse Dip’. All three then continued north before being lost from sight.

Detective Inspector Graham Grant from Gayfield CID said: “It is now two weeks on from this attack and while we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry, we have not yet identified the suspects.

“If you remember seeing anyone running off from a burning car in Gilmerton Dykes Loan on the evening of Tuesday 30th April, then please contact police immediately.

“Likewise, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also urged to get in touch.”

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