A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a dog attack which saw his genitals entirely bitten off.
The incident happened at a house party in a flat on Haddington’s High Street, in East Lothian, at around 2.30pm on Sunday.
The 22-year-old suffered serious injuries to his groin area and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
It is understood the severed organs cannot be reattached and may have been eaten by the dog, The Times reports. The newspaper added the dog is believed to be an Olde English bulldog and the man remains in a coma.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in East Lothian are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries, believed to have been caused by a dog, in Haddington on Sunday.
“Emergency services were called to a property in the High Street area at around 2.30pm.
“A 22-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service, and later transferred to the Western General Hospital where he remains receiving treatment.
“Inquiries into the full circumstances are ongoing.”