A man has been left seriously injured after he was attacked by two boys on electric scooters in Edinburgh.
Officers were called to the scene on Northfield Broadway at around 10pm on Thursday night following reports of a serious assault.
The 46-year-old man was assaulted near a set of traffic lights by two young boys, who were riding electric scooters.
He was seriously injured following the incident and had to be taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by attending emergency services.
Both suspects have been described as being in their mid-to-late teens, white, with slim builds, and were wearing dark-coloured clothing.
They were seen heading off towards Portobello Road following the ‘violent attack’.
Police are appealing for witnesses on the busy street, which would have been filled with pedestrians and pub-goers, as the attack occurred just after full time in the Hearts vs FC Zurich football match.
Detective sergeant Kimberly Tennant of the Violence Reduction Unit, Gayfield, Edinburgh, said: “This was a violent attack which took place on a fairly busy street with pedestrians and vehicles despite the time.
“It was just after a football game and the pubs had been busy with people out watching it.
“Think back: were you in the area and did you see anything which may help us identify these youths?
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are relying on members of the public to provide us with as much information as possible.
“If you can assist then please contact us on 101, quoting reference incident 4192 of August 25, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”