A MARRIED couple have been targeted by a gang of youths while walking their dog in an attack that left the husband with serious facial injuries.
The unprovoked attack too place at around 2.55am in the Sleigh Drive area.
A 35-year-old man and his 42-year-old wife had been walking their dog near to the roundabout at the junction with Restalrig Road South when a group of youths approached and struck him to the face.
The suspects all then made off from the area and the couple contacted police.
The victim was found to have sustained serious injuries to his face.
Police have launched an appeal for witnesses.
Detective Constable John McShane said: “This appears to be a random and unprovoked attack, which has left the victim with some painful injuries to his face.
“Anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in Sleigh Drive in the early hours of last Thursday morning is asked to contact police immediately.
“We believe there were a number of other pedestrians and motorists in the area at the time of the assault and are keen to trace these individuals as soon as possible.
“In addition, anyone who can help us identify and trace the suspects is asked to get in touch.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.