A suspect has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a man was allegedly knocked down by a car in Edinburgh.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Westside Plaza, Wester Hailes, at around 9.30am on Thursday, April 14.
A 45-year-old man, who has not yet been named, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries during the incident.
Police Scotland later confirmed they were treating it as ‘attempted murder’ and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
Two men, Lee and Mark Scales, both appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.
Lee Scales, 28, made no plea to the charges against him, which included assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder, several road traffic offences and attempt to defeat the end of justice.
Mark Scales, also 28, made no plea to the charge of attempt to defeat the ends of justice.
The case has been committed for further examination by prosecutors and the duo, who are both from Edinburgh, are expected to appear at a later date.
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Confirming the arrest at the weekend, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Two men aged 28 years have been arrested and charged in connection with this incident.
“They are both due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday 19 April. A report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.”
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