Here’s what we know so far
- Three people are in hospital after being stabbed in a “random and unprovoked” attack in the city’s Grassmarket area.
- The incident took place at around 3.35am on Thursday outside the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel.
- A 58-year-old woman sustained serious injuries to her face and mouth and 60-year-old woman was left with injuries to her body.
- A 37-year-old man who came to the women’s aid sustained an injury to his hand during a struggle with the suspect.
- Both women were guests at the hotel and the man who intervened is the hotel night porter
- The entire attack was over in less than a minute
- Police are hunting the suspect who made off on foot following the attack.
- The suspect is believed to be in his thirties and is described as 5ft10 with average build and dark eyebrows. He was wearing a black beanie hat, dark jacket, black gloves, blue jeans and Nike trainers.
- Police described the attempted murder and serious assaults as an “entirely random and unprovoked” attack.
- A spokesperson for Apex Hotels say they are “cooperating fully with the police”.
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