Renewed appeal following serious assault

The suspects drove off in a silver BMW

DETECTIVES investigating the stabbing of a man on a garage forecourt in Edinburgh are making a renewed appeal for information, a week on from the incident.

The 51-year-old victim was left with serious injuries following the attack, which happened around 12.45pm on Friday, February 17.

He was attacked by two men on the forecourt of AGS Motors, in Portobello High Street.

The first suspect is described as white, 40 to 50-years-old, with a gaunt appearance, and wearing a dark cap, dark clothing, and sunglasses.  He spoke with a Scottish accent.

The other suspect is described as having a dark or swarthy complexion, is aged around 30-years, and was wearing dark clothing and white trainers.

Following the incident, the pair were chased to the Baileyfield Industrial Estate, where they got into a silver coloured BMW saloon, which was lost to sight on Sir Harry Lauder Road.

Detective Superintendent David Gordon has appealed to anyone who was in the area last Friday, who either witnessed the incident or who noticed any suspicious activity, to come forward.

He said: “The garage where the attack took place is close to the Kwik-Fit garage in Portobello High Street, an area that would have been quite busy at that time of day.

“Likewise, there is a nearby bus stop where drivers routinely change buses, meaning that there may have been passengers who were sitting on the bus for longer than usual, and who may have noticed two men acting suspiciously in the area.

“We want anyone who was in Portobello High Street or the surrounding area last Friday lunchtime, who noticed the two suspects either walking on the street or within a silver coloured saloon car, to contact police immediately.

“Anyone else who recognises their descriptions, or who has any other information that can assist our inquiries, should also get in touch.

“Additional uniformed officers will be in Portobello High Street this lunchtime and people can give them information or call the numbers listed below.”

The victim received hospital treatment for his injuries and is making good progress.


Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.