Man hit in face with bottle in homophobic attack

The victim and his partner had been in CC Blooms. Pic: Ian Georgeson
The victim and his partner had been in CC Blooms. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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A man has been hit in the face with a bottle in what is thought to be a homophobic attack on Easter Road.

It is thet second homophobic attack in just over a week in Edinburgh city centre.

The latest incident took place on Easter Road around 1am yesterday morning when the victim and his partner had left the club CC Blooms to walk home.

They walked along London Road turning left onto Easter Road they saw a male walking towards them holding a bottle.

After a confrontation, and remarks of a homophobic nature, the male threw the bottle at the victim hitting him on the face, the bottle then smashed on the ground. The attacker then made off towards London Road.

He The is described as white, 5ft 10in, broad shoulders, light dirty blonde hair, early 20’s, clean shaven, round face, Scottish accent, and wearing a dark woollen round neck jumper. DC Chris Harding from Police Scotland said: “This attack left the victim with cuts to his face and the possibility of permanent scarring. We are treating it as a homophobic attack and are keen to trace any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who recognised the description of the attacker.”

Eight days earlier two men were viciously attacked after being subjected to homophobic remarks in the city’s Picardy Place as they left Planet Out on Baxter’s Place. Police are seeking witnesses to both attacks.

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