Man taken to hospital after being attacked by three men at Roseburn footbridge

Officers in Edinburgh are appealing for information after two men were assaulted.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 3:22 pm
Updated Sunday, 28th March 2021, 4:10 pm
Two men were attacked.

The incident happened at 3.15pm on a footbridge at Roseburn Terrace, Edinburgh, on Saturday, March 27.

The two men, aged 24 and 22, stopped to fix a bike on the footpath when they were approached by three men and assaulted.

Police are now appealing for the public’s help in finding the men responsible, and have issued descriptions of those they would like to speak to.

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After the attack, the 24-year-old man was taken the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

However, the 22-year-old man did not require medical attention.

Detective Sergeant Callum Mill of CID in Edinburgh said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the assault to come forward.

“We are keen to trace three men, one of whom is described as being 5'9", aged 18-19 years old, black hair swept back, tall, of heavy build and wearing a navy puffa jacket.

"The second man is described as being, 5'6", of thin build, aged 18-19 years old, with a red mark on the side of his face, wearing a puffa jacket with the hood up.

"The third man is described as being about 6'0", of thin build, aged 18-19 years old, wearing a light blue top and bottoms with orange writing on the front of it, wearing a face mask and hood.”

Anyone who recognises the descriptions is urged to contact police.