Liberton serious assault leaves man in hospital

APPEAL: Call Police Scotland on 101 with any info.
APPEAL: Call Police Scotland on 101 with any info.
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A man has been hospitalised after two men attacked him in the south of the city.

The 29-year-old suffered three broken ribs in the attack on Gilmerton Road, near Glenallan Drive, on Saturday morning between 6am and 7am.

One of the suspects is described as a ginger-haired male of lean to medium build, white, 5ft 10in tall and in his early 20s.

He spoke with a local accent and wore navy blue cotton bottoms and a light blue Adidas hooded top.

Police are urging any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Robbie Wallace said: “This serious assault left the victim with three fractured ribs and so we are appealing for anyone in Gilmerton Road between 6am and 7am to get in touch with police.

”Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”