A white British man was left with a deep wound to the back of his head, as well as face and chest injuries, after being attacked with a hammer in his Edinburgh home.
Police said the incident, which happened at 17:30 on Monday at an address in Fernieside Crescent, was a case of mistaken identity.
The 44-year-old was in his hall when three men burst in and he was attacked with a hammer.
He was wrestled to the ground where he was punched, kicked and stamped on.
The three male attackers then fled in the direction of Craigour Park Primary School.
Family members who were also in the house at the time were unharmed.
The main attacker was in his mid to late 20s, with close-cropped fair hair, of stocky build, and he was wearing a navy blue jumper with a white logo.
There is no detailed description available of the other two men, other than that one was wearing a body-warmer.
Det Con Dominic Cox, of Police Scotland, said: “This was a traumatic ordeal for the victim and his family, who have been left extremely shaken, and who have now left their home fearing for their safety.
“We are carrying out extensive inquiries in order to trace the three men responsible for this entirely unprovoked attack, and we are appealing to the public for assistance.”
Daily Bale News Corp