CCTV appeal issued after man hospitalised in Duke Street assault

Do you know this man? Police are appealing for information.
Do you know this man? Police are appealing for information.

Police have issued a CCTV appeal to trace a man they wish to trace as part of an investigation into an assault on Duke Street.

The incident took place in Duke Street, near the junction with Leith Walk, around 10.25pm on Sunday July 22.

A male was assaulted and taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he received treatment.

The man detectives wish to speak to as part of their enquiries is described as 25 to 30 years old, of Mediterranean appearance, with dark hair and a full dark beard.

He is pictured wearing a dark jacket, a t-shirt which was white on the bottom half and dark on the top half, dark trousers and brown shoes.

Detective Constable Caroline Niblock of Gayfield CID said: “This was a violent attack and our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the assault continue.

“We believe that the male pictured may be able to help with our investigation and we’re urging anyone who may recognise him to come forward immediately.

“If the male sees this appeal, I would also encourage him to make contact with us as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4510 of 22nd July, or report this anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.