A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked in Edinburgh while a van, believed to be linked, was later found burnt out by police.
The 21-year-old was rushed to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh following the assault, which took place around 10.10pm on Monday at Stenhouse Cross.
Police said a dark coloured grey saloon, a white Ford Transit van and a dark coloured Mercedes Vito van have been linked to the assault.
The vehicles were seen driving east on Stenhouse Drive prior to the incident and later drove off in the direction of Gorgie Road following the assault.
The Ford Transit van was later found burnt out on Torduff Road around 8am on Tuesday.
Detective inspector Kevin Tait of Edinburgh CID said: “Our enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to the assault at Stenhouse Cross or who may have seen the vehicles before or after, particularly in the Gorgie Road and Stenhouse area, to come forward.
“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a Ford Transit van with roof ladders in and around the Torduff Road area in the early hours of this morning and in particular drivers who may have dash-cam footage.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 3568 of Monday, December 19.”