Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man in hospital after Edinburgh knife attack

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Image caption The attack happened near Slateford Medical Centre

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being repeatedly assaulted by two attackers with knives.

The assault on the 38-year-old happened on a footpath at the junction of Gorgie Park Close and Gorgie Park Road, near Slateford Medical Centre in Edinburgh, at about 15:30 on Sunday.

He suffered a number of serious, but non life-threatening, injuries.

Police are keen for information about a white car seen outside the Moat House shortly before the attack.

The first man was white, in his mid 20s, 5ft 8in tall, of slim build.

He is believed to have been wearing a black baseball cap, red Adidas sweatshirt, dark tracksuit bottoms and sunglasses.

'Vicious attack'

The second suspect was white, also in his mid 20s, 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, with blond hair. He possibly had an English accent.

He was wearing a dark tracksuit top, dark tracksuit bottoms and sunglasses.

The attackers were last seen heading in the direction of Moat House.

Det Cons Jenna Lawrie, of Corstorphine's Violence Reduction Unit, said: "This was a vicious attack which we believe may have been targeted and our inquiries are currently ongoing.

"As part of this, we're appealing for anyone who may have seen these men in the area or who recognises their descriptions to get in touch.

"We're particularly eager to speak to the occupants of a medium-sized white car seen outside Moat House shortly before the assault.

"We'd also like to speak to a group of around three to four men, described as being in their early 20s, who offered help to the victim afterwards.

"We believe that these people may have information which can help with the investigation and would urge them to contact us as soon as possible."

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