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Man sought over Espionage nightclub attack in Edinburgh

Espionage in Victoria Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The 28-year-old was on the dance floor at Espionage in Victoria Street when he was attacked

Police have issued a description of a man they are looking for after a another man had his face permanently scarred with a smashed glass in an Edinburgh nightclub.

The 28-year-old was on the dance floor at Espionage in Victoria Street on Friday just after 03:00 when he was attacked.

He then suffered a dislocated shoulder following a row with the attacker.

The suspect, who was in his mid-20s, had long, ginger hair in a bowl-cut.

He left the nightclub from the Cowgate exit at about 03:25.

The attacker was white, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with short stubble. He was wearing a navy blue woollen Christmas jumper with a white pattern, dark trousers and dark shoes.

Det Con Rich Johnston, of Police Scotland, said: "This reckless action has resulted in injuries that will leave the victim with permanent scarring.

"We are keen to trace the suspect and ask that anyone who witnessed this assault on Friday night, or recognises the description of the suspect, should contact police immediately."

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