Man in hospital after Leith Walk assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault on Leith Walk.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault on Leith Walk.
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A MAN has been left in hospital with a serious head injury after he was attacked outside a late-night bakery.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 23-year-old victim was set upon by two men outside Storries Bakery on Leith Walk, just before 2am on Saturday morning.

The suspects are only described as aged in their early twenties.

Following the incident the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious head injury.

Detective Constable Richard Johnston said: “The victim has suffered a serious head injury in this unprovoked attack, and we are keen for any information that can help us trace the two suspects.

“In particular we would like to speak to a taxi driver who alerted the police to the incident.

“Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who recognises the description of the suspects, should contact police immediately.

“Anyone else with any information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.