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Fifth person in court over 'attempted murder' in Musselburgh

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A fifth person has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a man was seriously injured in a Hogmanay disturbance in East Lothian.

Four teenagers have already been charged with the same offence after the incident in Musselburgh on 31 December.

Police were called to Delta Drive at 23:00 following reports of a large-scale disturbance.

A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment to serious head and facial injuries before being released.

Danger of life

Dean Riding, 21, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday in connection with the incident.

Mr Riding, of Tranent, was charged with assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement, danger of life and attempted murder.

Aaron Thomson, 19, Jayson Dodds, 18, and two male youths aged 16 and 17 who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday where they were charged with the same offences.

None of them made a plea. Mr Riding, Mr Thomson and the 16-year-old were remanded in custody while the other two were granted bail.

Det Ch Insp Paul Batten said: "Our thanks go to the local community for their support of our inquiries and response to appeals for information.

"We are still conducting inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident."

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