Police release CCTV footage following assault in Gilmerton

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

Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to trace a man involved in a racially aggravated assault in Gilmerton.

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

The man is believed to have threatened two members of staff and a member of the public.

Described as being in his mid-20s, around 5ft 4in tall with brown hair and blue eyes, the man was wearing dark blue Adidas sweatshirt and dark trousers.

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

“As part of the ongoing investigation, we’re still eager to trace a man who we believe may be able to help with our enquiries and would urge anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

• Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2845 of March 5, or contact Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

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