Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted murder and attempted robbery which took place around 9.20am on Monday 10 December in the Calder Road area.

A 38-year-old man was assaulted and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. An attempt was also made to steal his wallet.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and assault with intent to rob. A 25-year-old man has been charged with assault.

Both men are scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday 12 December.

Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford said: “Operation Arable is underway in Edinburgh to combat violence and robbery of personal possessions and as such, we will actively be pursuing those involved in this type of crime.”