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.”