A MAN accused of trying to kill a Scots actor is unfit to stand trial, it has emerged.

Jonathon Wilson, 43, is charged with attacking Tam Dean Burn in March this year.

Mr Burn – who appeared in Outlander and River City - is said to have been assaulted in Crichton Close in Edinburgh's Holyrood area.

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The attempted murder charge claims the 60 year-old was repeatedly struck on the neck with a knife.

Wilson was not present for a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

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It was agreed between prosecutors and Wilson's legal team that he is not fit to stand trial.

An examination of facts hearing – which will look at the circumstances of the case – will instead take place in Edinburgh in December.