Appeal after two men attacked on York Place

Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
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TWO men were punched to the ground in an unprovoked attack in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which took place in York Place at around 3.10am.

The two victims, aged 22 and 21, were walking along York Place, about 20 metres west of the Conan Doyle pub.

Five men on the other side of the road began shouting remarks at them, and then crossed the road and approached them from behind.

The victims were both punched to the ground and one had his jacket stolen.

The five suspects then made off on foot heading east along York Place.

The suspects are described as white, mid twenties, 5ft 11in tall, medium build, short dark hair and medium build. One of the suspects was wearing a pink shirt or pink v-neck jumper, one was wearing a white polo shirt and the other three were wearing dark jackets.

Detective Constable Stevie Herd said: “This was an unprovoked assault and robbery and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area of York Place around 3am and who may have seen the group of five men walking in the area.

Anyone who has information should contact Police on 101.