Dog attack leaves man with 'life-changing' facial injuries in Edinburgh

A 24-year-old man has suffered "life-changing" facial injuries following a dog attack in Edinburgh.

Police are searching for the dog and its owner and say the victim was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

The incident happened near to the junction between Drum Brae South and Duart Crescent at around 8.10pm on Thursday.

Detective Constable Stephen Nelson said: "The injured man suffered life-changing facial injuries due to this dog attack.

"Our enquiries into the circumstances of what happened are under way and we are reviewing CCTV in effort to trace the owner and dog."

DC Nelson said officers are keen to speak to anyone who knows of a large dog in the area, as well as motorists who may have dashcam footage that could help.

He added: "Please check the footage, as it may have captured something which could prove vital to our ongoing enquiries.

"Any small piece of information could assist our enquiries, so please pass it on."