A woman has been left with serious facial injuries after she was assaulted by a man in Edinburgh.
The 36-year-old was on Calder Road near its junction with Sighthill Avenue in the city when she was attacked at around 1.45am on Sunday.
She was then able to escape the man and flag down a female driver who helped her to safety.
Emergency services attended and she was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries that medical staff describe as “serious”.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident and looking to trace the woman who came to the victim’s aid.
Constable Mark McCreight said: “This woman has been seriously injured and therefore it is vital we establish exactly what happened here.
“We are looking to speak with the female driver who stopped to help as we believe she may be able to assist us with our enquiries. We would urge her to come forward.
“I would also ask anyone else who was in the area who has any further information to get in touch. Were you in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning? You may have dash-cam footage that can help us.”