A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after four men forced their way into his Edinburgh flat and stabbed him.
The attack, which is being treated as attempted murder, came after the 19-year-old and another man were involved in an altercation with a group of youths at around 8.40pm on Wednesday outside shops on Ferry Road Drive in Edinburgh.
The 19-year-old suffered a facial injury and made his way home to West Pilton Grove, and the four men broke in at around 9.30pm.
Police and ambulance crews attended the scene and the teenager was taken to hospital with stab wounds.
Detective Sergeant Rory Legge, of Corstorphine police station, said: “Our inquiries are continuing into this incident and we have been carrying out inquiries and gathering CCTV from the local area to help us establish the identity of the four men responsible.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed or who has information on the incident outside the shops on Ferry Road Drive or the further assault in West Pilton Grove to contact us as soon as possible.”
The four men are white and aged in their late teens or early 20s.
The first man is of medium build and was wearing a grey hooded top, a black gilet and black jogging trousers, while the second man wore a black hooded top and black jogging trousers.
The third man was dressed in a green top and black jogging trousers, and the fourth man is of heavy build and wore a black hooded top, blue T-shirt, black jogging trousers and white trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police through 101, quoting reference number 3512 of October 7, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.
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