Fourth arrest made in connection with Edinburgh pub shooting on New Year’s Eve

Victim died in hospital after being shot outside the Anchor Inn

Marc Webley, 38, was one of the two men who were seriously injured following a shooting outside the Anchor Inn pub in Granton, Edinburgh, on 31 December 2023. He was taken to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The other victim, a 39-year-old man, survived the attack and is recovering from his wounds.

Police Scotland launched a murder investigation and have arrested and charged four people in connection with the incident. The latest suspect, a 20-year-old man, was arrested on Thursday and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

Suspects face charges of murder, attempted murder and assault

The first two suspects, Grant Hunter, 32, and Emma McVie, 25, both from Edinburgh, appeared in court on 6 January 2024. They were charged with murder, attempted murder and assault to severe injury and danger of life. They made no plea and were remanded in custody.

A third suspect, a 33-year-old woman, was also arrested and charged earlier this month but was released pending further enquiries.

The police have not revealed the motive behind the shooting or the relationship between the suspects and the victims.

Police appeal for witnesses and information

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Frew, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Marc’s family and friends and we continue to provide them with specialist support at this difficult time.”

He added: “We are still keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist with our enquiries. If you were in the area of the Anchor Inn pub around the time of the incident, or have any information that could help us establish the full circumstances, please contact us as soon as possible.”

pub shooting on New Year’s Eve

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4125 of 31 December 2023, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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