Boy, 15, suffers ‘serious facial injury’ in Oxgangs assault

The Chip Inn, Oxgangs Road North, Picture: Google
The Chip Inn, Oxgangs Road North, Picture: Google

Officers have launched an investigation after a 15-year-old boy was seriously assaulted in Edinburgh.

Police are appealing for information after the incident at around 9.30am on Monday, October 9, on Oxgangs Road North.

The 15-year-old victim sustained a serious facial injury after a verbal altercation with a man outside the Chip Inn.

The boy was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and was later released following treatment.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses and are eager to trace the suspect who was accompanied by two women.

The suspect is described as of East Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20 to 25 years old, medium build, 5ft 7ins tall with black hair. He was wearing glasses, a black bomber jacket and dark coloured trousers and shoes.

The first woman is described as of East Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20 to 25 years old and of slim build. She had long brown hair, was wearing a long beige coat and black trainers. The second woman is described as of East Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20 to 25 years old and of slim build. She had long dark hair and was wearing a black coat with a light coloured top underneath, dark trousers and white trainers.

Detective Constable Emma Wilkinson of Corstorphine CID, said: “This was a vicious attack that resulted in the victim sustaining a serious injury.

“We are keen to trace the man and ask that anyone with information contacts police.

“The road was busy with passing traffic and pedestrians and we ask anyone who witnessed the assault, or who knows whi is responsible, to come forward to police.”

Those with information are asked to contact officers at Corstorphine CID on 101, quoting incident number 4064 of 9 October, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.