Man in hospital after early morning attack

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A MAN has been left in hospital with a fractured jaw after being seriously assaulted this morning.

Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after the attack in Prestonpans High Street at around 1.30am this morning.

The 35-year-old victim suffered a fractured jaw and cheekbone in the attack, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “We want to speak to anyone who was in the area of the High Street in Prestonpans in the early hours of this morning, who may have witnessed the incident or saw or heard anything suspicious.

“Anyone else who has any information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.