Man in hospital as Hibs thugs attack Hearts bars

The Roseburn Bar was targeted. Picture: Ian Georgeson
The Roseburn Bar was targeted. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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A GANG of 20 Hibs casuals targeted to Hearts pubs in a violent rampage.

A 56-year-old man was kicked and stamped on in the Roseburn Bar before the yobs – said to be linked to the Hibs casual group Capital City Services – moved on to the nearby Murrayfield, where they smashed bottles, glasses and windows.

A Roseburn regular said: “They were looking for trouble and picked on one guy. They pushed him to the ground, kicked him on the head and jumped on him. Other drinkers tried to help him, but the hooligans started attacking them too before running out.”

The victim is understood still to be receiving treatement at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A pub worker at the Murrayfield said: “They threw glasses and bottles, then ran out and smashed one of our large windows.”

Police appealed for witnesses to the incidents, which took place on Saturday, and said they were following a positive line of inquiry.