Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured in a suspected road collision.

Around 3.10 a.m. on Sunday 3rd December, a member of the public found the 36-year-old lying on the northbound carriageway of Oxgangs Avenue.

He had sustained a number of serious injuries to his face and head, and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

A Yamaha NS50 moped was discovered lying on the east footpath, near to the man, and inquiries are ongoing to establish if this is linked to this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Inspector Roger Park said: “At this time, it is unclear whether the moped, or any other vehicle for that matter, played a direct part in the man sustaining his injuries.

“As such we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Oxgangs Avenue area during the evening of Saturday 2nd December, or early hours of Sunday 3rd December, and witnessed what happened.

“Please also get in touch if you have any other information relevant to this ongoing investigation.”

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh via 101 and quote incident number 0773 of the 3rd December.