A woman has been attacked by three intruders who forced their way into a flat in Lanark.
The 35-year-old was seriously assaulted at the property on North Vennel at around 4am on Monday.
Police say the woman sustained cuts to her body which officers believe to be as a result of the suspects using a bladed weapon.
She was taken to Wishaw General Hospital where she remains for treatment. Medical staff describe her condition as serious but stable.
Police have now launched an appeal to the public for any information and are keen to trace a white car which was seen in the area.
Detective sergeant Derrick Lunan, of Wishaw CID, said: “The motive for this assault has still to be established, however, we believe that the suspects, for whatever reason, targeted this particular address.
“Officers have been carrying out enquiries since the attack and are keen to trace a white car seen in the area between 3.50am and 4.10am on Monday morning.
“If you have any information that will assist officers with their enquiries, or may have dash cam or doorbell footage from Monday morning, then please contact officers at Wishaw CID via 101.
“Quote reference number 0511 of Monday, 2 May, 2022 when calling. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”