AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after an assault in Tranent this morning (Wednesday).

Emergency services were called out to Tranent Mains Road, near the town’s cemetery.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police in East Lothian are investigating following an assault in Tranent.

“The incident happened at around 11.25am on Wednesday on Tranent Mains Road.

“Emergency services attended and a 51-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

“Officers are currently following a positive line of enquiry in connection with this.”