A man has been left seriously injured and another has been arrested following an attack in Aberdeen.
Officers were called to the scene on Carmelite lane in the city centre at around 11.50pm on Monday.
The injured 50-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and a 45-year-old was arrested in connection.
An investigation is under way, and the lane has been taped off with forensic teams at the scene.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Carmelite Lane, Aberdeen around 11.50pm on Sunday, March 12, following a report of a serious assault.
“A 50-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection and enquiries are ongoing.”