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Man sustains serious face injuries in attack in Edinburgh

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Image caption The 39-year-old man may have been in an altercation with three other men in Muirhouse Grove

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained serious face injuries in an assault in the north of the city.

The 39-year-old was attacked in Muirhouse Grove at about 03:00 on Monday.

Detectives said the man, who was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, may have been in an altercation with three men.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who can help with their investigation.

Det Con Iain Wallace, of Police Scotland, said: "At this time, we do not know exactly what has happened to result in the man sustaining his injuries, but we believe he may have been involved in an altercation with three men, who are described only as being white and in their 30s.

"As such, we are keen to speak with anyone who believes they saw anything suspicious in the Muirhouse Grove area from 03:00 on Monday 5 January.

"Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to contact police immediately."

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