CCTV appeal following Shandwick Place assault

Police are appealing for information. Picture; contributed

Police are appealing for information. Picture; contributed

Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man that officers wish to trace in connection with a serious assault inside the Rat Pack piano bar, Shandwick Place Edinburgh on Sunday March 19 around 01.00am.

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Police are appealing for information. Contributed

Police are appealing for information. Contributed

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A 45-year-old man was attacked and suffered significant facial injuries that required hospital treatment.

Detectives believe that the man pictured within the CCTV footage may be able to assist them with their investigation and would ask him or anyone who recognises him to come forward.

He is described as white, in his 20s, around 6ft tall, of slim build, short dark hair and clean shaven. He spoke with a Scottish accent. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a collared t-shirt, dark jeans and white trainers.

Detectives are also looking to speak to a second man who was seen in the vicinity and may have witnessed part of the incident.

He is also pictured below and is described as white, in his late 20s, around 6ft tall, of medium build, with short dark hair and stubble. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white t-shirt and dark jeans.

Detective Constable John Dunn said: “The victim was on a night out when he was attacked in a vicious and sustained assault. He suffered a painful facial injury as a result of this incident and police have been conducting enquiries including viewing CCTV footage from the Rat Pack piano bar.

“The men in the images are believed to be of significance to our investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing them is asked to come forward. Similarly, we would ask the men to get in touch with police themselves to help with the investigation”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.