Attack puts man in hospital with facial injuries

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault. Picture: Julie Bull
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A man is in hospital with serious facial injuries after an attack.

Police are apealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened around 4.15pm on Sunday in Drum Street.

A man was driving north in his Audi estate car when he became aware of a silver Volkswagen Golf driving close behind him.

The man then pulled his vehicle in allowing the car behind to overtake.

A short time later, whilst queuing in traffic outside Javits takeway, the occupants of the Golf exited and approached the Audi.

The driver also exited his car and the three men had a brief conversation before the victim was struck to the face.

Both suspects then entered their car and drove off from the area.

The victim suffered a serious facial injury and is currently being treated at St John’s Hospital.

Officers are currently following a positive line of enquiry in relation to this attack. However, anyone with information that can assist with their investigation is asked to come forward.

Detective Constable John McShane said: “The victim has suffered a painful injury to his face, which requires medical attention and we are eager to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed this assault take place.

“Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to this ongoing enquiry is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.