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Man found on Leith footpath with serious head injuries

A man is being treated for serious head injuries after he was found lying on a footpath in Leith.

Police believe the 41-year-old was assaulted and robbed and they have issued an appeal for information.

The man was discovered by a member of the public on the path behind Thorntreeside, near Easter Road, at around 23:20 on Sunday.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where police said he was in a serious condition.

DC Andy Cory said: "The victim has sustained serious head injuries during the incident and we are now looking to establish what exactly happened and who was involved.

"Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in the Easter Road area prior to 23:20 on Sunday evening is asked to contact police immediately.

"We would also urge anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation to also get in touch."

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