Police appeal over serious assault on man in Restalrig

The attack happened near the Jet garage on Restalrig Road. File image.
The attack happened near the Jet garage on Restalrig Road. File image.

Police are appealing for information after a serious assault in Restalrig.

The incident took place at around 2am on Saturday near the Jet Garage on Restalrig Road.

A 28-year-old man was repeatedly assaulted by a man who had been walking behind him.

The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious, but non life-threatening, injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his early 20s, with a slim build.

He was wearing dark clothing and white trainers, and was last seen heading north on Restalrig Road.

DC Sheila Silvagni of Gayfield CID said: “This was a violent and sustained attack and we’re appealing for anyone with information which can help with our investigation to come forward.

“We believe that there may have been a number of customers, including taxi drivers, at the garage who witnessed the assault and would appeal for them to get in touch. We’d also ask anyone who recognises the suspect’s description to contact us.”