Victim taunted rivals online before fatal attack
Marc Webley, 38, was shot outside the Anchor Inn pub in Granton, Edinburgh, just before midnight on December 31, 2023. He died in hospital shortly after the incident, which also left another man seriously injured. Mr Webley had posted a series of videos on social media, daring his enemies to come and get him before the shooting. He had a history of involvement in gangland violence and had served 11 years in prison for attempted murder in 2005.
Police recover car believed to be used by shooter
Police Scotland said a red Hyundai Tucson pulled up beside the men on West Granton Road and carried out the “isolated targeted attack”. The driver got out and fired the gun before getting back in and heading towards Leith. Detectives believe there was at least one other person in the car at the time. Officers investigating the murder recovered a car in the city’s Darvel Gait on Tuesday afternoon. They said inquiries are ongoing to establish whether this was the vehicle involved in the shooting.
Two charged with murder and one released pending further enquiries
A man and a woman have already been charged with murder over the incident, close to the bar on West Granton Road. Grant Hunter, 32, and Emma McVie, 25, made no plea during their appearance in January. Mr Hunter and Ms McVie, from Edinburgh, were also accused of attempted murder and assault to severe injury and danger of life after a 39-year-old man was seriously injured in the incident. They were remanded in custody. A third woman, aged 33, was also charged in connection with the incident but was released pending further enquiries.
Fourth suspect due to appear in court on Friday
A fourth person has been charged in connection with the death of Mr Webley. The 20-year-old man will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday. Police have not yet officially released the dead man’s name. Those paying tribute to him included his brother and his former partner, Jane Park, who won £1m on the EuroMillions lottery when she was 17 in 2013. Ms Park said she was “devastated” by Mr Webley’s death. Parts of Granton Road and Granton Crescent remained closed for police investigations on Wednesday. Floral tributes have been left outside the scene of the murder.
Police appeal for witnesses and information
Det Supt Graham Grant said: “An extensive police investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are doing everything we possibly can to identify and trace whoever is responsible. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have any information that could assist our inquiries, to come forward as soon as possible. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the red Hyundai Tucson in the area before or after the shooting, or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage that could help us. Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4339 of 31 December 2023, or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”