A man has been seriously injured after a group assaulted him in Edinburgh early on Monday morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Ferniehill Drive at around 2.20am on January 23.
The 30-year-old was approached by a group of five men, who struck him with a weapon and then fled the scene in a car, driving towards Gilmerton.
He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment to serious injuries.
Two of the suspects are described as male, with a thin build, around 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in, wearing black balaclavas, black gloves and black shoes.
A third is described as male, with a medium build, around 5ft 4in, dressed all in black with a black body warmer over the top, black gloves and balaclava, with a local Edinburgh accent.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who might have information to help trace those responsible, particularly those with dash-cam footage or private CCTV from the area in the early hours of Monday morning.
Detective chief inspector Mark Petrie, from Edinburgh CID, said: “The man was seriously injured in this attack and it is vital we trace those responsible.
“I’m appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have information, to come forward. I’m also keen to hear from anyone with potential dash-cam footage or private CCTV, as it could prove vital to our enquiries.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 0230 of January, 23.”
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