CCTV released in hunt for Edinburgh taxi rank attackers

editorial image

Police have released images of two men they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault in the city centre.

The incident took place around 9.20pm on Saturday September 16 at a taxi rank on the High Street near North Bridge.

A 39-year-old man was punched several times to the face, sustaining serious facial injuries.

Officers are eager to trace the men pictured as they may be able to help with the ongoing investigation.

The first man is described as in his 20s, 5ft 11ins tall, with fair hair and wearing a red t-shirt with white stripes on the sleeves.

The second man is described as in his 20s, 6ft tall, with short dark hair, and wearing a dark-coloured jumper and light jeans.

The two men were last seen entering a taxi with a woman and heading in the direction of Cockburn Street.

Detective Constable Andy Cory of Gayfield CID said: “We’ve conducted numerous enquiries in the area since the incident and are now appealing for the public’s help.

“Anyone who recognises these men is urged to contact us as soon as possible.

“Likewise, if the men see this appeal, they are asked to get in touch with us themselves.”