Man seriously injured in Royal Mile assault

An area of the Canongate in Edinburgh was cordoned off after a 53 year-old was stabbed. Picture: TSPL

An area of the Canongate in Edinburgh was cordoned off after a 53 year-old was stabbed. Picture: TSPL

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A MAN has been seriously injured in an assault on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Police said the 53-year-old was attacked in a property just off the Canongate at about 7:10am yesterday.

He was taken to the city’s Royal Infirmary where he was said to be in a serious condition.

Officers have been investigating at the scene, with a section of the road cordoned off.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a serious assault on a 53-year-old man.

“The incident happened around 7:10am at an address in the Canongate.

“The victim has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he is in a serious condition. Inquiries are ongoing into this attack and anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is asked to contact police immediately.”

A shopkeeper yesterday said he was “worried” by the attack.

“This sort of thing makes you feel very unsafe,” he added.