Man critically injured after attack in Edinburgh

A 31-year-old man has been critically injured after being attacked in Edinburgh.

The assault happened in Drumbryden Grove in the Wester Hailes area of the city at about 16:30 on Friday.

He has a life-threatening injury and is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Det Ch Insp Cunningham said: "The victim is fighting for life in hospital and we are keen to hear from anyone who has information."

Chief Inspector Mark Rennie added: "I'd like to reassure residents that at this stage this appears to be an isolated incident.

"A detailed investigation has been ongoing since it happened and we will have officers in the area throughout the weekend to reassure the local residents and carry out further inquiries."

Anyone who has information or saw anything suspicious in the area should contact police.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Edinburgh, Fife and East



Min. Night 4 °C


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.