Police in CCTV appeal following racially motivated attack

Police are appealing for information.
Police are appealing for information.

Police in Edinburgh have released images of three males who may be able to assist them with their investigation into a racially-aggravated assault.

The incident happened in the Aldi store on Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh around 5.30 pm on Sunday March 5.

The man suspected of carrying out the assault in Gilmerton. Picture: Contributed

The man suspected of carrying out the assault in Gilmerton. Picture: Contributed

Two members of staff were threatened, pushed and racially abused in the incident.

All male suspects are described as being in his mid-20’s, with the first man being around 5ft 4in tall, chubby build, brown hair and bright blue eyes, wearing a dark blue Adidas sweatshirt and dark trousers.

The second male is around 5ft 9in tall, slim build, black hair with a black beard, wearing a black hoodie and black trousers.

The third as being around 5ft 5in tall, slim build, black hair, wearing a black Nike hoodie with white stripes on the sleeves and dark trousers.

Police Constable Heather Storer of Howdenhall Police Station said: “This was a distressing and offensive incident for the employees of the store who were simply doing their job.

“We believe the males in the images may be able to help with our investigation and we would urge them or anyone who recognises them to come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can call Howdenhall Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 2845 of March 5, or contact Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.