Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man 'viciously' attacked by two men and dog in Tranent

A man who was "viciously" attacked by two men and a bull mastiff dog in East Lothian was so badly hurt that he will need plastic surgery, police have said.

The assault happened on a path from Haddington Road to Northfield in Tranent at about 11:00 on Saturday.

The 26-year-old victim was knocked to the ground by two men who encouraged their dog to bite him on the head.

The attackers were in their 20s and may have been in a white Vauxhall Corsa with a black roof.

Police Scotland have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Det Con Andrew Hope said: "The victim was attacked with such severity by both men, who also encouraged their brown-coloured bull mastiff dog to bite him on the head, that he will need plastic surgery.

"We do not have any description of the men who carried out this assault, but believe they had been seen earlier in a white Vauxhall Corsa, which may have had a black roof."

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