Road row led to serious racially motivated attack

Police seek witnesses to race attack
Police seek witnesses to race attack
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A racially-motivated serious assault has taken place following a road rage incident in Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 5.10pm on Friday in Cargil Terrace.

A 38-year-old man, who is originally from Zimbabwe, was driving his car on Granton Road when a group of men within another vehicle began shouting racist remarks towards him.

As both vehicles reached Cargil Terrace the row boiled over resulting in the victim being physically assaulted in the street.

The suspects made off and an ambulance was called for the man suffered a serious facial injury during the attack.

Police Scotland received an excellent response from the public in the area at the time of the incident and are keen for any additional witnesses to come forward and assist with their enquiries.

The men are all described as being white, late teens to mid twenties and wearing jeans and casual clothing.

Detective Sergeant Mike Leask said: “I would like to thank the witnesses that have assisted police with our enquiries and would urge any additional members of the public who witnessed the assault to contact police immediately and help us trace those responsible.

Anyone with those information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.