Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed outside the Scotmid store on Morvenside Close at around 12.25am this morning.

The 26-year-old victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he was treated for a number of puncture wounds and later discharged.

Police are appealing for witnesses but stated that they are following “positive lines of enquiry”.

Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford, at Corstorphine CID, said: “This appears to have been an isolated attack and we are following positive lines of enquiry at this stage.

“I would ask anyone who may have been in the area of the Scotmid store in Morvenside Close and who witnessed this incident to call us on the 101 number.

“The victim has been discharged from hospital.”