Four men have been charged in connection with an attempted murder in the Highlands.
A man and a woman were attacked at a house in Orchard Park, Beauly, at around 5.20am on Sunday.
The victims suffered serious injuries, with the man’s injuries described as life-threatening.
He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.
Police Scotland confirmed that four men – aged 50, 48, 21 and 18 – have been charged in connection with the attempted murder and are expected to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court.
Detective inspector Eddie Ross said: “This was a contained incident and our enquiries continue.
“I would like to thank members of the local community for their continued assistance with our enquiries.”