Serious assault in Craigmillar area of Edinburgh

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Craigmillar.

The incident took place around 8.15pm on Friday 10 June within an address on Craigmillar Castle Road.

Three men, whose faces were obscured, entered the property and attacked the two occupants.

A 38-year-old man sustained serious, but non-life threatening, facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A second man, aged 49, was also assaulted within the property but did not require medical attention.

DI Alan O’Brien of Gayfield CID said: “We believe this may have been a targeted attack and are working to establish the full circumstances.

“I’d urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour by three men in the area at this time to come forward.

“We’re also eager to trace any suspicious vehicles seen in the street around this time, and I’d again ask anyone who may have information about this get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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