A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a gang of three.
The 41-year-old was stamped on and kicked by a group of 15-18 year-old men in Murrayburn Green at around 2am on Saturday.
He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The three attackers were wearing hooded tops, jeans or cottons, police said.
Detective Constable Steven Livingstone, who is leading the inquiry, said: “This was a horrific and sustained attack on a man by three others, who used significant violence and a weapon to inflict serious injuries rendering him unconscious and lying on the ground.
“We have only a very sketchy description, but believe his attackers walked away towards a nearby bridge.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this assault, or has any other information which could help us, to call Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”