Police in Midlothian are investigating following a report of injuries sustained to an 87-year-old man at Straiton Pond.
The incident happened yesterday (Wednesday, August 17) at around 6pm on the pathway from Straiton Pond to the Loanhead Railway Path. The man was found with injuries to his face, the circumstances of which are unknown.
The Scottish Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.
Police are now appealing to the public for information regarding this incident.
Police Sergeant Bryan Jones said: “This man sustained a painful injury and we are eager to establish the full circumstances of this incident.
“Anyone who was in the Straiton Pond area last night and saw anything relevant to our enquires is asked to contact police immediately.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.