Spike horror victim insists he was alone

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A MAN who impaled his neck on a metal spike in the West End has told police from his hospital bed that no-one else was involved in the accident.

Police had been waiting to speak to the 32-year-old to discover how he became impaled on the three-foot railing in Atholl Crescent last Thursday night.

Officers have now spoken to the man and confirmed the incident was “non-suspicious”. He remains in hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

A member of the public called for an ambulance at around 11.10pm on Thursday and paramedics rushed the victim to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Pools of blood were left along the street after the man was injured outside the offices of property and tax firm Gillespie Macandrew.