Forth Street: 67-year-old hit in the face during ’unprovoked and random attack’ in Edinburgh

A 67-year-old has been hit in the face during a serious assault in the Capital.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 7:12 pm

Police are appealing for information after the incident which took place around 9.50pm on Monday, June 7 in the Forth Street area of the city.

The man was struck in the face and suffered serious injuries in what is called an ‘unprovoked and random’ attack.

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67-year-old hit in the face during ’unprovoked and random attack’ in Edinburgh

The suspect is male, aged between 30 and 40 years old, 5ft 6 with a stock build and an unshaven face.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a dark, beanie hat, a hooded jumper, coat and baggy trousers.

Detective Constable Christina Yeoman, of Gayfield CID, said: "This appears to have been a shockingly unprovoked and random attack, which left the victim with multiple serious injuries.

"We're asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to please come forward. If you believe you could help our enquiries, call 101 quoting reference 4086 of 7 June.”

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