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Disabled man attacked by two men in Edinburgh home

Meadowbank Terrace Image copyright Google
Image caption Two armed men wearing masks broke into the house in Meadowbank Terrace

A disabled man has been left with serious injuries after being attacked in his own home in Edinburgh.

Two armed men wearing masks broke into the 44-year-old victim's house in Meadowbank Terrace at about 00:50.

During the assault the men knocked the victim to the ground and hit him repeatedly with a blunt object before fleeing the property.

Police Scotland have appealed for witnesses.

The first attacker was white with a pale complexion, in his early 20s, 5ft 10ins tall and had dark hair growth on his face, brown eyes and dark unkempt hair.

He was of skinny build and was wearing a light grey cotton zip-up tracksuit with the hood up, grey gloves, white Reebok classics-style trainers with air holes and a grey scarf.

'Vicious attack'

The second attacker is in his early to mid 20s, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall and of skinny build.

He spoke with a local accent. He was wearing an old, black, waist-length outdoor jacket with a dark scarf covering his face and his hood up. He was wearing dark gloves.

Det Insp Alan O' Brien, of Police Scotland, said "This is a particularly vicious attack on a disabled man in his own home and we would ask anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Meadowbank Terrace area in the early hours of Monday morning is asked to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any information that can help us with our inquiries and assist in tracing the men responsible should also get in touch."

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