POLICE are investigating a serious assault in Penicuik in the early hours of this morning.
A 36-year-old man is in hospital with serious head injuries following the attack.
An area of pavement outside the Royal Hotel in the town’s High Street has been taped off and a police car was in attendance.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Midlothian are investigating a serious assault on a 36-year-old man in Penicuik.
“The incident happened around 2am on Monday 3 September in the High Street area of the town. The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries.
“Police are following a positive line of enquiry.”