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28 November 2017, 12:28
A young woman suffered injuries to her face and body after she was attacked in Midlothian.
The serious assault happened in the village of Mayfield on November 23 where the 20-year-old was attacked at an address in Lawfield Road.
She was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment to "extremely painful injuries"
Police say they are following a positive line of inquiry and are keen to trace two potential witnesses to a previous disturbance involving the victim and suspect.
It took place outside Easthouses Miners Club on Easthouses Road between 3pm and 7pm on November 18.
Detective Sergeant Ian Campbell from Dalkeith CID said: "The young woman has sustained some extremely painful injuries, which required medical attention and despite our positive line of inquiry, we wish to trace members of the public who can assist with our investigation.
"Anyone who seen or heard anything suspicious in Lawfield Road, or who witnessed the disturbance outside the Easthouses Miners Club on November 18 should contact police immediately.
"Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch."
Those with information should contact Dalkeith CID via 101.