Man attacked with hammer in own home

Fernieside Crescent. Pic: Greg Macvean
Fernieside Crescent. Pic: Greg Macvean
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A MAN has been hurt after being attacked with a hammer in his own home in front of stunned relatives.

The 44-year-old was left with head, facial and chest injuries after three men burst into his house in Fernieside Crescent yesterday.

They attacked the victim with the weapon before wrestling him to the ground, where they punched, kicked and stamped on him.

All three attackers then fled the property in the direction of Craigour Park Primary School.

The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Police have launched a hunt for the trio and today made an appeal for information.

The main suspect is described as white, mid to late 20s, close-cropped fair hair, stocky build, and wearing a navy blue jumper with a white logo.

There is no detailed description available of the other two men, other than one was wearing a body warmer.

Detective Constable Dominic Cox, from Police Scotland, said: “This was a traumatic ordeal for the victim and his family, who have been left extremely shaken, and who have now left their home fearing for their safety.

“We are carrying out extensive inquiries in order to trace the three men responsible for this entirely unprovoked attack, and we are appealing to the public for assistance.

“Anyone who was in the Fernieside Crescent and surrounding area around 5.30pm yesterday, who saw the three men together, or who noticed anyone acting suspiciously, should contact police.

“Similarly, anyone else who has any other information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.