POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an attempted murder in Musselburgh on Hogmanay.

At about 10.55pm on December 31, police received several calls of a large-scale disturbance at the town's Delta Drive.

Several people were seen attacking a man who was taken from the scene in a car but later traced.

The 25-year-old was then taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Batten from CID said: "This was a large-scale attack which has left a man in hospital with serious head and facial injuries.

"Anyone who heard or witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch so we can identify those responsible for this assault."

Call Police Scotland on 101 with information and quote incident 4020 of December 31, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.