Man hospitalised following stabbing in Edinburgh

A 26-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital following a knife attack in the city.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 12:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:33 pm
Oxgangs Drive: Picture: Google Maps

The victim was stabbed on Oxgangs Drive at lunchtime on Tuesday.

Police said they were following a “positive line of inquiry” and have urged witnesses to come forward.

Inspector David Ferguson of Drylaw police station said: “We’re carrying out inquiries after a male in his 20s was attacked and stabbed in Oxgangs Drive shortly before 1pm on Tuesday (July 12).

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“Paramedics attended to the injured male and transferred him to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a serious condition.

“I’m satisfied that this is an isolated incident and we are currently pursuing a positive line of inquiry.

“However, I would urge anyone who has information that might assist with our ongoing investigation to contact us on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”