Four teens charged with murder of Vietnamese national in Scotland

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Four young men aged between 14 and 16 in Scotland were to appear in court Monday onr charges of murdering a delivery man of Vietnamese origin last week, BBC reported.

 

On the night of August 11, 40-year-old Simon San, 40, got out of his Smart car and was walking towards the Yong Hua Garden takeaway, where he worked, when the group assaulted him, according to the news source.

 

San was later found unconscious outside the pub next door by his sister Shirley San, who runs the takeaway in Lochend Road, according to local Daily Record.

 

He died the next day in hospital from severe head injuries.

 

San's family, who have been living in Edinburgh for 30 years, described him as "a shy, hard-working and non-indulgent man."

 

It was an "unprovoked attack", detective chief inspector Gareth Blair was quoted as saying by Daily Record.

 

"We have no reason to believe this was racially motivated and none of our witnesses has reported that the youths were drinking or taking drugs," he said.

 

The police had reportedly failed to act on previous complaints about a group of youth causing trouble in the neighborhood, the Daily Record reported.

 

However, Blair said "there is absolutely nothing to say this attack is linked" to the troublesome group.

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