Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Mohamed Abdi shooting: Murder trial begins

Mohammed Omar Abdi Image copyright Other
Image caption Mr Abdi died after an armed car chase in Edinburgh

Seven men have gone on trial charged with murdering a man in Edinburgh using a sub-machine pistol.

Mohamud Mohamud, 30, Ahmed Ahmed, 28, Cadil Huseen, 23 , Hussein Ali, 26, Liban Ahmed, 30, Said Fadal, 32, and Said Tarabi, 27, deny all the charges.

It is alleged they gunned down Mohamed Abdi, 25, after a car chase in the city in May last year.

The trial, before Lord Turnbull, is taking place at the High Court in Glasgow.

It is alleged the men repeatedly fired a sub-machine pistol and a revolver after a car chase along Duddingston Road West, Willowbrae Road and Abercorn Avenue.

The seven are accused of forcing the car occupied by Mr Abdi, Mohamed Farah and Abdulrakim Abdulrahman to stop by colliding with it and repeatedly shooting at the occupants, murdering Mr Adbi and attempting to murder the other two men.

The men are also accused of assault, of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and firearms charges.

At the High Court in Glasgow defence counsel for the seven entered not guilty pleas to all charges.

Ali lodged a special defence of incrimination blaming another man Jamal Saeed, whose whereabouts are unknown. Liban Ahmed, Said Fadal and Said Tabari lodged special defences of alibi.

The trial continues.

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