Two men arrested following George Street assault

Two men, aged 19 and 20, have been arrested in connection with a serious assault which took place in the city's George Street in the early hours of this morning.

Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 15:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 15:55 pm
Part of George Street was cordoned off after the assault. Picture: R Marnell/Contributed

The incident happened at about 3.20am, close to the road’s junction with Frederick Street.

Police inquiries are ongoing.

A 39-year-old male received serious injuries as a result of this morning’s assault.

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The victim was initially taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but has since been transferred to the Western General.

A police cordon was erected near the premises of Jack Wills, Fat Face and Sweaty Betty half way along the busy city centre thoroughfare.

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