Man wanted in relation to Pilrig St assault

Police want to speak to this man, in relation to the assault. Picture: Police Scotland/YouTube

Police want to speak to this man, in relation to the assault. Picture: Police Scotland/YouTube

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POLICE in Edinburgh have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace as part of an investigation into a serious assault.

The incident took place around 2am on 24th April 2016 in the Pilrig Street area.

A 31-year-old man was struck to the face and sustained a broken jaw.

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Officers are eager to trace the man pictured, as he may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as a white man, 5 ft 8 inches tall, in his 20s, with a slim/medium build.

He had short blonde or ginger hair, an Edinburgh accent and was wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable Iain Wallace of Gayfield said: “The victim was subjected to a violent and unprovoked assault while walking back from a night out with his friend.

“The man pictured is believed to be of significance to our investigation, and I’d urge anyone who may recognise him to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.