Two charged over racist attack on taxi driver
Two people have appeared in court charged with assaulting a taxi driver in Edinburgh in what police have described as a racist attack.
Kelli Smillie, 28, and Kevin Thomson, 34, both from Edinburgh, made no plea or declaration during a short private appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
They are accused of assaulting the 33-year-old cab driver on London Road at 04:00 on Sunday.
It is alleged that they left the man permanently disfigured.
Neither the taxi driver's name or ethnic identity has been disclosed.
Ms Smillie and Mr Thomson were granted bail.