Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Woodburn.
The incident happened sometime around 4.50 p.m. on Friday 25th November in the Allan Terrace area.
A 36-year-old man sustained a number of cuts to his arm and back and an injury to his ear as a result of the attack.
The victim was treated by ambulance staff but declined hospital treatment.
Inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this assault are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.
Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: “At this time, we are trying to determine the full nature of this attack and establish who was involved.
“I would ask anyone who believes they saw anything suspicious in the Allan Terrace area on Friday afternoon to contact police immediately.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.