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10 July 2018, 11:21
Three men inflicted serious head injuries on another man in an "unprovoked attack" after calling at his door.
The incident happened at around 10.45pm on Saturday in Dobbie's Road, Bonnyrigg, in Midlothian.
The 53-year-old victim was in the property when three suspects approached and called at the door.
He answered and was assaulted immediately, leaving him with serious head and facial injuries.
Officers were called along with the Scottish Ambulance Service who took the man to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.
Detective Constable Will Dickson from Dalkeith CID said: "This was an unprovoked attack that has left the victim with serious injuries and we are keen to trace those responsible as soon as possible.
"I am eager to hear from anyone who may have seen three men acting suspiciously in the Dobbie's Road area on Saturday night, or who witnessed what happened, to come forward to help with our inquiries."
The suspects are described as three men, one of whom was wearing gloves.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Police Scotland.