Man found injured in Edinburgh street
Police have launched an investigation after a man was found with a serious head injuries in a street in Edinburgh in the early hours of the morning.
The 37-year-old was discovered by a member of the public lying on the road in Earl Grey Street, near Lothian Road, at 03:15.
Police Scotland appealed to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.
The road has been cordoned off while forensic teams investigate the scene.
There were delays to rush hour traffic in the area as a result of the partial road closure.
The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before being transferred to the Western General Hospital where he is in a stable condition.
He was walking with his girlfriend into Lauriston Place when they were confronted by two men.
An altercation then took place which led to the woman being knocked to the ground.
The man then followed the two attackers into Earl Grey Street where another confrontation took place, resulting in the man being seriously injured.
The attackers are both white, in their early 20s, of average build, with short dark hair.
Red crew neck
One was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with writing on the right sleeve and an emblem on the left chest area, dark coloured trousers and white shoes.
The other was wearing a dark coloured top with a red crew neck top underneath, dark coloured trousers, and white shoes.
Det Sgt Raymond Gray, of Police Scotland, said: "The victim has suffered a serious head injury for which he is receiving hospital treatment, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace the two suspects, who were last seen running in the direction of Semple Street following the incident in Earl Grey Street.
"We know that there were witnesses who were in the area at the time who saw what happened, and we are appealing to those people to come forward and help us with our inquiries.
"Anyone else with any information that can help us should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."