Police appeal following a serious assault in Gorgie

The Murrayfield Sports Bar on Westfield Rd, Gorgie. Picture, Dan Phillips

The Murrayfield Sports Bar on Westfield Rd, Gorgie. Picture, Dan Phillips

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Gorgie.

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A 43-year-old man was punched in the face and rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a result of the attack

The incident took place around 5pm on Sunday August 7 in Murrayfield Sports Bar on Westfield Road.

Police are looking to speak to a man who is white, 6ft tall, of muscular build and in his thirties.

The suspect is described as having blonde/ginger hair, which was shaved at the sides and tattoos on both arms. He was wearing a yellow t-shirt and jeans.

Detective Sergeant Robbie Wallace of Corstorphine CID said: “We’re still working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident, and would urge anyone who witnessed this to get in touch.

“Likewise, if anyone recognises the description of the suspect I’d ask them to contact either us or Crimestoppers immediately.”

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