A man has suffered life-changing facial injuries after being mauled by a dog in Edinburgh.
Detectives are appealing for information after the man was attacked on Thursday around 8.10pm.
The incident occurred near the junction between Drum Brae South and Duart Crescent.
The 24-year-old man was rushed to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.
Police are now hunting for the dog and its owner.
Detective constable Stephen Nelson of CID said: “The injured man suffered life-changing facial injuries due to this dog attack.
“Our enquiries into the circumstances of what happened are under way and we reviewing CCTV in effort to trace the owner and dog.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who knows of a large dog in the area. We would also be eager to hear from motorists travelling in the area who have a dash-cam. Please check the footage, as it may have captured something which could prove vital to our ongoing enquiries.
“Any small piece of information could assist our enquiries, so please pass it on. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 3727 of May 4, 2023.”
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