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Man Charged With Murder Of Iranian Taxi Driver

The tragic murder of Ebrahim Aryaei Nekoo, a taxi driver from Iran, shocked the city of Edinburgh and it is hoped that his killer will be brought to justice. A man was arrested and charged with the murder of the driver back in March and he will face trial. It was the police who found the stricken driver in Saughton Park in the city where he was still alive but slowly dying from his injuries.

Shocked cab drivers stated that there had been an increasing number of robberies on taxi drivers and had feared that a fatality was almost inevitable as criminals were getting away with their heinous actions. Sadly, they were to be proven right as the driver die later on in hospital. Understandably, taxi drivers are extremely worried that there will be more incidents like this. Some have even considered quitting because of the risks involved.

Lothian and Borders police were quick to pick up a suspect and were satisfied that they had enough evidence to charge him with murder. The suspect is 47 years old and will be put on trial in Edinburgh. The taxi driver moved to the city from Iran and lived there with his wife and young son.

Local residents were also in shock but those in the area admitted that they suspected the worst when they saw police tape being put up. It is said that the path where Ebrahim was found is quiet but dangerous at night. During the day, the area is a children’s playground which is typically filled with kids and their parents enjoying the sun. Parents stated that such an incident makes them wonder about using the park though they know that it’s safe during the day.

Richard Thomas is the Chief Inspector leading this murder inquiry and he was adamant that serious crimes such as murder are extremely rare. However, he also stated that when they do occur it is up to the police to proceed in the appropriate manner. He reassured the public by saying there will be high-visibility patrols in the area. The police have also made an appeal to the public and ask anyone who was in the park on the evening of the murder to come forward.

Source: dailyrecord.co.uk