Edinburgh crime news: Image released as part of investigation into serious assault in the Cowgate area of the Capital

An image has been released as police in Edinburgh investigate a serious assault.

Officers in the Capital have released an image of a man that they believe could hold information which would help with an investigation into a serious assault.

In the early hours of Friday, October, 14 this year, between the Cowgate and Candlemaker Row, a 43-year-old man was pushed over following a verbal altercation. The man sustained serious injuries and was later treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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The man has been described as aged between 18 and 25-years-old, thin build, short hair.

Edinburgh crime news: Image released as part of investigation into serious assault in the Cowgate area of the Capital

He was carrying a skateboard and wearing a grey and black hooded top, dark trousers and grey trainers.

Detective Constable Kieran Keddie, of Edinburgh CID, said: “The victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and our enquiries are ongoing.

“It is believed the male pictured will be able to assist the investigation and anyone who recognises him is asked to come forward.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist the investigation should contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 0350 of 14 October, 2022. Alternatively, a call can be made anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.