Man in critical condition following city centre disturbance

Man in critical condition following city centre disturbance

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a serious head injury during a fight in the city centre last night.

Around 8.15pm, police received a report of a disturbance in Princes Street, near to Johnnie Walker premises.

Officers attended and a 53-year-old man was found injured. He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where medical staff describe his condition as critical.

Officers are gathering and checking relevant CCTV footage for any information on the suspect. 

Enquiries carried out so far have established a number of people witnessed the fight between the two men and officers are appealing for those members of the public to contact them. 

Detective Inspector Keith Fairbairn said: “A man has been left seriously injured in this incident and it’s imperative we trace whoever is responsible.

“We know that numerous people saw what happened and I am appealing to them to get in touch with us. Any small piece of information could prove vital in this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3789 of 13 August, 2022.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give information anonymously.

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