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.