A man has been hospitalised after armed intruders broke into his home in Moray.
The two men broke into a flat in St Brydes Court in Lhanbryde, Elgin, on Monday around 11.50pm.
The 45-year-old occupant of the flat was seriously assaulted by the two intruders in what is believed to have been a targeted attack.
He was taken by ambulance to Dr Gray’s Hospital, where he remains for treatment.
Medical staff have described his condition as stable.
Following the incident, the two suspects ran from the flat to a car which drove off towards Robertson Road.
The first man is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, with a slim build and wearing a grey jacket and balaclava.
The second man is also described as white, with a stocky build and wearing a black jacket.
Sergeant Phil Wu, from Elgin police station, said: “Although the motive for this attack has still to be established, at this time we believe it to be targeted.
“Officers have been making door-to-door enquiries and checking local CCTV but would appeal to anyone who saw the suspects either before or after the attack, or who may have any information about what happened, to come forward.
“Details can be passed to officers at Elgin police station via 101. Please quote reference number 3629 of Monday, December 20, when calling.
“Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”