A teenager has been repeatedly stabbed during a home invasion.
The 19-year-old and another man were outside shops in Edinburgh’s Ferry Road Drive when they got into an altercation with a group of youths at around 8.40pm on Wednesday.
The teenager returned home to West Pilton Grove, however at around 9.30pm four men forced entry into the flat and attacked him.
Emergency services attended and the teen was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be treated for stab wounds. Hospital staff describe his condition as stable.
The four men are believed to be in their late-teens or early 20s.
The first man was of medium build and was wearing a grey hooded top, a black gilet and black jogging trousers.
The second man was wearing a black hooded top and black jogging trousers.
The third man was wearing a green top and black jogging trousers, and the fourth man was of heavy build and was wearing a black hooded top, blue t-shirt, black jogging trousers and white trainers.
Detective sergeant Rory Legge said: “Our enquiries are continuing into this incident and we have been carrying out enquiries and gathering CCTV from the local area to help us establish the identity of the four men responsible.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed, or who has information on the incident outside the shops on Ferry Road Drive or the further assault in West Pilton Grove to contact us as soon as possible.”
If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.