Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man injured in 'horrific' attack in Edinburgh

A 41-year-old man was left unconscious and seriously injured after a "horrific and sustained" attack by three teenagers early on Saturday morning.

Police in Edinburgh said the man was attacked in Murrayburn Green at about 02:00 by three men, who were aged about 15 to 18.

The victim was stamped on and kicked by his attackers and struck with a pole.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The attackers were said to be wearing hooded tops and jeans.

Det Con Steven Livingstone, who is leading the inquiry, said: "This was a horrific and sustained attack on a man by three others, who used significant violence and a weapon to inflict serious injuries rendering him unconscious and lying on the ground.

"We have only a very sketchy description, but believe his attackers walked away towards a nearby bridge."