Residents have told of their shock after an assault on an Aberdeen street.
Two men, aged 63 and 24, were attacked on Froghall Avenue at around 7.55pm on Monday night.
The extent of their injuries are unknown.
Several properties on the street were cordoned off yesterday as police investigated the incident.
Officers today appealed for people to come forward with any information they may have.
PC Grant Hardie said: “Police are making inquiries following a report of an assault on a 63-year-old man and a 24-year-old man in the Froghall Avenue area of Aberdeen at around 7.55pm on Monday.
“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.”
A local businessman, who asked not to be named, said he was told of the incident by a customer on Monday.
He said: “A customer came in and asked if I’d heard the noise coming from a fight outside.
“He said he saw two men beating up another man, before getting a metal stick from a nearby yard and hitting him on the head before running away.”
The man, who has run a business in the area since 1995, hoped that people would come forward and share the relevant information with the police.
He said: “We need to stop crime in the area, we don’t want any more damage. My business has been robbed three times and both the front and back doors have been broken.
“The neighbourhood is good but crime is definitely going up.
“We used to have security cameras on the corner of the street but they were removed.
“In order to stop crime, it’s important to tell police what you know.”
Councillor Sandra Macdonald, who represents the George Street and Harbour ward, said: “I am very sorry to hear that this has happened and I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice.
“It’s a busy community and it’s sad to hear this has happened.
“I’ll keep my eyes and ears open – we have a community council meeting tomorrow so I will talk to the community councillors to see if perhaps we do need a bigger police presence in the area.”