Edinburgh crime: Police stand guard on South Bridge after man assaulted and taken to hospital

Assault sees police block off pavement on busy Edinburgh road

A man has been taken to hospital after he was assaulted on a busy Edinburgh street on Monday evening.

Police were called to the Pleasance area of the city at 6.20pm following reports of a 40-year-old man having been assaulted on South Bridge. The man sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Officers were seen standing guard on South Bridge at around 7pm, with a cordon having been put in place outside Yetka, Burrito n Shake and Heritage of Edinburgh.

Police were standing guard on South Bridge after an assault

An eyewitness said: “There was police tape and some cones blocking the pavement on that side of the road and around four police officers were guarding the area. A police van was parked nearby. The officers were asking pedestrians to keep off the pavement and walk away.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said enquiries into the incident are ongoing.