Armed police locked down a busy Edinburgh street after a man suffered serious injuries in an early morning attack.
Eyewitnesses reported how a silver van crashed into other vehicles and swerved to avoid revellers as they spilled out of bars and a nightclub on Niddry Street in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8.
A 31-year-old man received initial treatment at the scene before being transported to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a stable condition.
Armed response units joined emergency crews in securing the street at around 3.50am before reopening the road several hours later.
Detectives investigating the assault carried out door-to-door enquiries on Thursday in connection with the incident.
The nature of the attack is currently unknown, but armed officers were also seen in the area as part of the probe.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said the investigation into the incident remained in its early stages.
They added: “Police were called around 3.50am on Wednesday, June 8, following the report of a serious assault on Niddry Street, Edinburgh.
“Emergency services attended and a 31-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment of serious injuries.
“Enquiries are currently ongoing.”