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Man hurt in unprovoked attack near The Buccleuch pub in Dalkeith

The Buccleuch pub in Dalkeith High Street
Image caption The 47-year-old man was assaulted near The Buccleuch pub in Dalkeith High Street

A man has been left with facial injuries after an unprovoked attack in Midlothian.

The 47-year-old man was assaulted near The Buccleuch pub in Dalkeith High Street at about 01:00 on Sunday.

Police want to speak to a man in his early to mid-20s, about 6ft tall, of slim build, with short, fair hair, forming a small Mohican-style cut.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "This was a vicious assault on a middle-aged man."

He added: "We are determined to identify the person or persons responsible.

"The High Street area was busy at the time of the assault and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the assault to contact the police."

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