Man suffers facial injuries in Morningside assault

A 19-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after sustaining facial injuries in an early morning assault in Morningside.  Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
A 19-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after sustaining facial injuries in an early morning assault in Morningside. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
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A young man has suffered serious facial injuries in an early-morning attack in Edinburgh.

The 19-year-old victim was taken to hospital following the assault in Morningside Road just after 6am.

It is believed a weapon may have been used in the incident.

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.”

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