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Appeal over attempted murder in Edinburgh flat

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Image caption The man has since been released from hospital

An attack in a flat in Edinburgh on a man who was later found seriously injured on a golf course is being treated as attempted murder.

Detectives said the 39-year-old man had escaped from the flat in Craigentinny Road after the "horrific assault".

A 43-year-old woman was also left with serious leg injuries after the attack.

They were attacked on Wednesday but the man was so badly injured he was only able to speak to officers on Monday.

The man was found on the nearby Craigentinny Golf Course at 1820 BST on Wednesday with serious stab wounds. He has since been released from hospital.

'Robustly investigated'

Det Sgt Mike Leask, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "This man and woman have been the victims of a horrific assault but I would like to reassure the public this is not a random attack.

"The man was so badly injured, he was unable to share the details of the incident until Monday, and this is why we are making this appeal now.

"We are asking for anyone who was in the area around Craigentinny Road about 1800 BST last Wednesday, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to come forward.

"This will be robustly investigated, with door-to-door inquiries under way in the area."

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