Police appeal after pensioner attacked in her home

Police have appealed for information after a pensioner was left seriously injured after being attacked in her Edinburgh home.

Officers were called to the 85-year-old's house in Morningside Grove at about 17:00 on Friday.

The woman was found with a number of injuries which are described as being "life threatening".

A serious crime investigation has now been launched over the incident.

Det Supt David McLaren said: "Whilst we are in the very early stages of a serious crime investigation, it would appear at this stage that this lady has been attacked in her own home. As a result she has received life threatening injuries.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the Morningside Grove area between 14:00 and 17:00 to make contact with us as a matter of urgency.

He added: "I particularly want to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw anything unusual or anyone acting suspiciously."

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