Edinburgh crime: Man, 30, charged after serious assault which left elderly man with head injury

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the serious assault of an elderly man in Edinburgh.

The assault occurred at around 2.30pm on Friday, May 13, 2022, when officers were alerted to an injured man on Forrest Road, Edinburgh.

The 73-year-old victim sustained serious head injuries as a result of the attack, and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

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Police have arrested and charged a man, who is set to attend Edinburgh Sheriff Court in the future.

A public statement from Police Scotland read: “A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a serious assault in Forrest Road, Edinburgh.”

“The assault happened around 2.30pm on Friday, 13 May, 2022 after officers were called to a report of a 73-year-old man having sustained serious head injuries.

“The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.”

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Police have arrested and charged a 30-year-old man, after a pensioner was seriously assaulted on Forrest Road, Edinburgh.