Man knocked unconscious in city centre attack

Police appeal for witnesses following assault.Picture.Comp

Police appeal for witnesses following assault.Picture.Comp

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A man has been knocked unconscious after being punched in the street following an assault and attempted robbery in the city centre.

The incident happened around 10.45pm on Sunday June 1 in Princes Street.

A man had been out with friends during the day and had just exited the McDonald’s restaurant on St Andrew’s Street and was walking to meet his wife when a male approached and asked him for money.

When he refused the request, the 58-year-old was punched to the face, knocking him unconscious and causing him to fall to the ground.

The suspect made off towards North Bridge and two young men came to assist the victim.

As a result of the attack, the man suffered serious injury to his mouth, which resulted in the loss of a tooth.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, early to mid twenties, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build and a foreign accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.