Taxi driver found with head injuries in Midlothian
A taxi driver has been found with head injuries lying next to his black cab in a lay-by in Midlothian, police have confirmed.
The 52-year-old, who police believe was assaulted, was discovered lying on the ground at about 07:00 on Monday.
He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
He was found lying in a lay-by off the A68 about half-a-mile south of Pathhead.
A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "This man has sustained serious injuries, and while we do believe he was subject to an assault of some kind we are yet to establish the full circumstances.
"Our inquiries are at a very early stage, and we would appeal to anyone who may have seen a black cab in the Pathhead area last night to come forward as a matter of urgency.
"I would also ask any commuters who may have passed the lay-by just prior to 07:00 on Monday to come forward to us, they may hold vital clues about what happened to this man."