Lochend Road closed as man injured ‘in assault’

The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Jane Barlow

The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Jane Barlow

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POLICE have closed off part of Lochend Road this morning after a man was found injured following what appears to be an assault.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the man in his early 20s was “conscious and breathing” and had been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

She added that he “appeared to have been the victim of an assault.”

Police and the ambulance service received the call at about 11am today.

A police spokeswoman said that the force was now “following a positive line of enquiry.”