CCTV images released of man sought over serious Edinburgh assault

The man police wish to trace. Picture: Police Scotland

The man police wish to trace. Picture: Police Scotland

CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a serious assault in the Capital’s city centre have been released.

The attack, on a 40-year-old male, took place on Monday, 18 January in St Mary’s Street at around 11.45pm.

Picture: Police Scotland

Picture: Police Scotland

The man in the footage was seen in the area at the time of the assault and police are eager to contact him.

Members of the public have been asked to contact the police immediately if they recognise the man.

Detective Constable Christopher Harding said: “The victim suffered a very painful facial injury.

“The male pictured is believed to be of significance to our investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing him is asked to come forward.

“Similarly we would ask this male to get in touch with police themselves and help with our investigation.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.