A man was raced to hospital after an assault in a block of flats in Dalmuir this morning.

Emergency services were called to reports of the incident on Scott Street around 9.50am. 

The 49-year-old is being treated for his injuries in hospital. 

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward as they launch an investigation.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 9.50am on Friday, August 6, 2020, officers were called to a report of a 49 year-old man assaulted within a block of flats on Scott Street in Dalmuir. 

"He was taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. "

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 citing the reference number 1005 of August 7.