Man in hospital after Craigentinny serious assault

Kekewich Avenue in Craigentinny was cordoned off by police this morning. Pic: submitted
Kekewich Avenue in Craigentinny was cordoned off by police this morning. Pic: submitted
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A MAN has been left in hospital following a serious assault in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called out to an address on Kekewich Avenue in Craigentinny at 1.48am today after receiving a report of concern for a 24-year-old man in the street

The man was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service, before being transferred to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he remains in a stable condition.

The area is currently cordoned off and crime scene investigators are on the scene.

Detective Sergeant Graham Grant, who is based at Craigmillar, said: “A man has sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury during this incident and we are obviously very keen to identify those responsible.

“At this time it is unclear exactly what happened in Kekewich Avenue but there appears to have been a disturbance and raised voices in the street in the very early hours of the morning.

“Door-to-door enquiries are being carried out, but any members of the public who saw or heard anything suspicious in Kekewich Avenue or, indeed, in the Craigentinny area is urged to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information on this incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.