A GROUP of well dressed men left a man seriously injured after he was assaulted with an unknown weapon in Musselburgh in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 22-year-old was attacked between 1am and 1.25am at Mall Avenue, near the town’s Tesco Extra store.

During the altercation, the victim was attacked by a group of men all wearing formal dress.

As a result, he suffered “a puncture wound” to his left arm and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance where he was treated and later released.

Detective Constable Craig Dilworth, from Dalkeith CID, said: “We are investigating after a disturbance in the Musselburgh area left a man with a serious injury to his arm.

“We are continuing with our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this assault and anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened should contact police immediately.

“Likewise, anyone who can help us identify the suspects should also come forward.”

Anyone with information is requested to contact Dalkeith CID on ‘101’ quoting incident number 505 of August 4.

To report information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.