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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 09:48 GMT
Detectives probe 'vicious' attack
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Officers in Edinburgh have been hunting for two attackers
Police have launched a hunt after a man was beaten up outside his home.

The victim, who suffered head and facial injuries, was walking along Albion Street in Edinburgh after a night out.

Two men, who were standing outside his property, attacked the 42-year-old, forcing him to the ground before escaping towards Easter Road.

Police, who have urged any witnesses to come forward, called the assault "vicious and unprovoked".

This would appear to be a vicious, unprovoked attack
Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman

A spokeswoman said: "We would appeal to anyone who was in Albion Road, or near there, around 2230 on Saturday night and may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

"This would appear to be a vicious, unprovoked attack on a man who was just walking home after a night out."

The victim was treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The suspects were described as white, around 5ft 9in to 6ft tall and of slim build.

One had short dark brown hair and wore a white jacket. The other had light hair and wore a white top with a dark stripe down the right sleeve and blue jeans.




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