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Teenager stabbed in murder bid outside Aldi in Edinburgh

Police car at the scene

A teenager is in hospital after being stabbed outside an Aldi store in Edinburgh.

Police are treating the attack on the 16-year-old, who sustained serious chest injuries, as attempted murder.

He is receiving treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after being attacked in Gilmerton Road at 17:15 on Sunday.

Emergency services cordoned off the area and the road was closed between Ellen's Glen Road and Moredunvale Road for almost four hours.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Inquiries are ongoing and officers are currently following a positive line of inquiry."

Police said an officer was guarding a house in Gilmerton Road, opposite the Aldi store, in connection with their inquiries into the attack.

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