Police release CCTV images following Edinburgh city centre assault

Officers are looking to speak to two men in connection with an incident in St Andrew Square.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 3:02 pm

Police Scotland has released images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with an ongoing investigation into a serious assault in the city centre.

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The incident took place around 2.20am on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in St Andrew Square.

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Officers are looking to speak with two men. Picture: Police Scotland

A 23-year-old man was assaulted outside a restaurant, close to the junction with George Street, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was treated for a serious facial injury.

Officers believe the men pictured may have information to assist their investigation and anyone who recognises them is urged to come forward.

One man is described as white, aged between 18 and 22, slim, with short brown hair. He is seen in the images wearing a black coloured polo shirt with a design on the collar and is believed to have been wearing knee-length dark coloured shorts and white trainers.

CCTV of one man officers are keen to trace. Picture: Police Scotland

The second man is also described as aged between 18 and 22, slim, with short dark hair. He is seen wearing a black t-shirt with white writing on the chest and is believed to have been wearing black jeans and white trainers.

Detective Constable Tom Kerr, of Gayfield CID, said: "The victim was subjected to an unprovoked attack which left him with a serious facial injury that required surgical treatment in hospital.

"I would urge anyone with information as to the identity of the men pictured to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0260 of 15th October 2019. Alternatively please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”