Teen suffers facial injuries in serious assault in Morningside

A teenager suffered facial injuries in a serious assault in south Edinburgh.

Friday, 20th October 2017, 11:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 8:10 am
Holy Corner. Picture: Kim Traynor/Wikimedia

The assault took place at around 6:05 this morning on Morningside Road close to Holy Corner.

It is understood a weapon may have been brandished or used in the assault, which left a 19-year-old man with wounds to his face.

Emergency services were called following the attack and the man was taken to the Royal Infirmary for treatment.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a report of serious assault in the Morningside area.

“A 19-year-old man was found to have sustained injuries to his face and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

“Officers are currently following a positive line of inquiry.”