A MAN whose brother was jailed for killing a Chinese takeaway driver has admitted stabbing a restaurant owner in a racially motivated attack.

Gary Reid pounced on Jie Yu, 38, close to the victim's restaurant in Edinburgh's Pilton in October last year. Mr Yu suffered a near fatal neck wound after being set upon by Reid and his accomplice James Hogg.

Reid - who had taken 70 valium pills before the stabbing - later commented to police after being caught: "I think it's funny c******s dying everywhere."

Reid is now behind bars after he pled guilty to the racially motivated attempted murder of Mr Yu at the High Court in Glasgow.

The 19-year-old is the younger brother of John Reid - jailed in 2009 for the high-profile killing of Chinese takeaway driver Simon San in Edinburgh. John Reid, then 16, was sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide after he killed Mr San with a single punch.

Gary Reid will learn his fate next month along with Hogg, 24, who also pled guilty to the same charge, but without the racial aggravation.

The court heard how Mr Yu had been working at his takeaway in the capital's Ferry Road Drive on October 1 when Reid and Hogg, armed with knives, tried to steal his car.

Mr Yu grabbed his daughter's bike and went to chase after his stolen motor.

Prosecutor Lisa Gillespie said he eventually caught up, but was immediately confronted by Reid and Hogg.

Miss Gillespie: "Mr Yu was stabbed repeatedly by both accused. They ran from the scene."

Reid was caught hours later. He initially claimed he had only witnessed the attack.

However, he was later overheard by police to admit he had stabbed Mr Yu. He also had the victim's blood on his shoes.

Shortly before first appearing in court, Reid asked an officer for a newspaper "saying he wanted to read what was being written about him".

The court heard how Mr Yu suffered wounds to his neck, chest, abdomen, legs and wrist. He has been left scarred for life.

Reid was previously locked up for 14 months for assault and robbery in September 2013.

Hogg has a string of convictions for violence - including a 42-month high court sentence in 2007.

Judge Lord Burns remanded both Reid and Hogg in custody and deferred sentencing until next month at the High Court in Aberdeen.