Surgery for slash victim

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was slashed during a serious attack.

The incident took place in The Square, a residential street in Danderhall, Midlothian, in the early hours of Monday.

The 30-year-old victim suffered multiple wounds in the attack, described by police as particularly violent. He was taken to the ERI and then to St John’s Hospital in Livingston, where he is due to undergo plastic surgery.

DC Stewart Campbell said: “The victim suffered multiple injuries to his face and neck and there is chance he will be left disfigured as a result of the attack.”