Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after a man was attacked in the Magdalene area of the city.
Around 9pm on Wednesday 2nd January two men with their faces covered gained entry to a property on Magdalene Loan and assaulted the 30 year old man, he suffered a number of wounds to his arms and neck.
Both men then ran from the house, one was seen to get onto a motorbike nearby and drive towards Magdalene Drive.
Detective Constable John Dunn of the Violence Reduction Unit said: “This incident is being treated as attempted murder, but also as an isolated incident in which we believe the victim was deliberately targeted.
“The man has suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.
“I’m keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in the Magdalene area on Wednesday night, or anyone with information about this incident, and would urge them to call 101 quoting reference 3226 of 2nd January or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”