Gang hunted after attacks on two men

A MAN was stabbed and another man suffered a head injury after being attacked by a group of thugs.

A 27-year-old man was discovered by paramedics suffering from a head injury, but declined hospital treatment.

Around the same time, police and ambulance staff were alerted to a 39-year-old man in the area, who had been stabbed.

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The incident happened around 8:50pm on Sunday in the Edinburgh Road area of Penicuik in Midlothian.

Police said they are following a "positive line of inquiry" in relation to the stabbing. However, they are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in connection with either assault to come forward.