The brother of a man allegedly stabbed six times in an unprovoked attack in Edinburgh has revealed he has been placed into an induced coma.

We told how the alleged knife attack, involving three men, kicked off just after 1.30pm on October 16 near the Pleasance.

Eye witnesses reported 'pools of blood' spotted in the area as cops cordoned off the road.

One of the victims' brothers has revealed that he was placed into an induced coma in intensive care.

It's claimed that he was stabbed six times with a kitchen knife in the savage assault that was 'unprovoked'.

It's believed he has suffered injuries to many parts of his body including his neck, lunch, back, stomach and bowel.

Our sister title, Edinburgh Live, understands the victim has now woken up but remains in intensive care.

The man's brother reached out in a plea to find a bag that had gone missing, saying Police Scotland had not told them where it was.

It has since been confirmed that the police do have the bag.

It contained the victim's valuables including his phone, wallet and a watch.

The bag is being held as part of the investigation by detectives.

Emergency services closed down West Richmond Street in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, with eyewitness reports of several injuries.

Forensics teams were seen in the area following the incident alongside a heavy police presence.

Police Scotland confirmed that two men have been taken to hospital following 'reports of a disturbance' at around 1.40pm on Friday 18 October.

A police officer at the scene confirmed 'there's no risk to the public' but declined to comment further.

A force spokesperson said: “We received a report around 1.40pm on Friday, 16 October of a disturbance on Pleasance in Edinburgh.

“Two men, aged 44 and 35, have been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. A third man, aged 44, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and the road is currently closed between West Richmond Street and New Arthur Place.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.