Man 'critical' in hospital after attack in South Queensferry

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked in the street in South Queensferry.

The serious assault happened on The Loan, near to Scotmid, at about 01:30.

Det Insp Raymond Brown said: "This was a violent assault where the male received significant injury.

"We are appealing for anyone who witnessed a disturbance to contact police immediately. We are also keen to trace a car that was seen in the area at the time."

Chief Insp Mark Rennie added: "I'd like to reassure residents that at this stage this appears to be an isolated incident and following our initial investigation we have now reopened The Loan to all traffic.

"We will also have officers in the area tonight to reassure the public and carry out further inquiries."

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