Glasgow & West Scotland

Man to stand trial over murder bid on Glasgow cleaner

A man is to stand trial charged with trying to kill a cleaner in a street assault.

Edward Coyle is accused of attacking Margaret Campbell with a knife in the Gorbals area of Glasgow last March.

He is also alleged to have carried out three earlier assaults - including another murder bid.

The 50-year-old denied the charges during a brief hearing at the High Court in Glasgow. Judge Lord Burns set a trial due to begin next month.

Mr Coyle is said to have attempted to kill Paul Sweeney and also attacked Alberto Sanchez to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Both attacks allegedly happened on 15 March, also in the Gorbals.

Mr Coyle is further accused of assaulting Fiona Robertson to her injury in Glasgow's Calton that day.

The incident involving Ms Campbell happened on 17 March.

Mr Coyle faces final charges of attempting to defeat the ends of justice and later punching Stuart Paton at a police station.

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