Man in hospital after Leith assault

POLICE in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the Leith area of the city.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 1:47 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 2:52 pm
The assault happened on Rossie Place, Leith. File picture: Google
The assault happened on Rossie Place, Leith. File picture: Google

The incident happened around 1.40 a.m. on Sunday 8th May in Rossie Place.

Members of the public contacted police after seeing two people assaulting a man in the street.


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During this attack the victim sustained a serious head injury.

Officers responded along with the Scottish Ambulance Service and the man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he continues to be treated for his injuries.

Anyone who can assist officers with their ongoing investigation is asked to come forward.

The first suspect is described as male, white, mid-twenties, 6ft 4ins tall with a muscular build, short mousey brown hair and thick stubble. He was wearing a light-coloured t-shirt and jeans.

The second suspect is described as female, white, mid to late twenties, 5ft 7ins tall with shoulder-length curly blonde hair.

It is believed they entered a Range Rover style vehicle as they left the area.

Detective Constable Iain Wallace from the Violence Reduction Unit at Gayfield Police Stations said: “This appears to be a random assault, which has left the victim with no recollection of what happened and as such, we are keen to speak to anyone who can help us establish the full circumstances.

“Anyone who was on Rossie Place in the early hours of Sunday morning and who saw anything suspicious should contact police immediately.

“I would also ask that anyone who recognises the description of the suspects and can help us identify them also gets in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.