Police have launched an attempted murder probe after a man was found seriously injured in an Edinburgh stairwell.

The alarm was raised around 5pm on Friday, June 19, after a man was found in a communal stairwell in West Pilton Grove.

The 34-year-old victim was rushed to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with injuries to his head and body.

An attempted murder investigation has now been launch, with police are knocking on doors and checking CCTV.

They are also keen to track down a driver of a dark blue hatchback who was seen "driving erratically" in the area on Friday night.

Detective Inspector Alison MacDonald of CID said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this attempted murder, and trace whoever is responsible.

“A review of CCTV footage in the local area is ongoing and officers are carrying out house to house enquires in order to establish what happened.

“We are keen to trace the driver of a dark blue hatchback which was seen to be driving erratically in the area around the same time.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this attack take place, or motorists who were driving in the area of West Pilton Grove between 4pm and 5pm on Friday, 19 June and have dash-cam footage, you may have captured something that will assist our inquiry.

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“Anyone with information on this attack should contact detectives at Corstorphine Police Office though 101 quoting reference number 2690 of 19 June.

"Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

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