Police appeal following city centre serious assault

Police appeal following city centre serious assault

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in the city centre.

The incident happened between 11.00pm on Friday, 8 November and 1.00am on Saturday, 9 November on Frederick Street in Edinburgh, but was not reported to police until Monday, 11 November 2019.

The 23-year-old man suffered a head injury during the incident.

The suspect is described as a man over 6ft tall and of heavy build.

Detective Constable Iain Wallace, of Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this incident to come forward.

“This was a totally unprovoked attack on a member of the public.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting incident number 1547 of 11 November. Alternatively an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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