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Man critically injured in Aberdeen attack

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Image caption The attack happened in Union Street, between St Nicholas Street and Broad Street

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked in Aberdeen in the early hours of the morning.

The 28-year-old suffered serious injuries after he was assaulted by two men in Union Street at about 05:30.

He was taken to the city's Royal Infirmary, where his condition was described as critical.

The first man was about 6ft tall, of heavy build and had dark hair. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and dark jeans.

The second man was described as being 5ft 9in tall, with short grey hair. He was wearing a brown bomber-style jacket and dark blue jeans.

The attack happened between St Nicholas Street and Broad Street.

Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Det Insp Norman Stevenson said: "Whilst this happened in the early hours of the morning, I would appeal to anyone who saw it happen or any part of it, to come forward and tell us what they saw."

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