Race attack on Edinburgh driver
- 12 April 2014
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Detectives are hunting a group of young men who carried out a racist attack on an Edinburgh driver.
Police Scotland said the assault, which happened at 17:10 on Friday in Cargil Terrace, left the 38-year-old manwith a serious facial injury.
The victim, originally from Zimbabwe, was first abused by the group, who were in another vehicle, and then attacked.
The men were all described as being white, late teens to mid 20s and wearing jeans and casual clothing.
Police said the man had been driving his car on Granton Road when the men began shouting racist remarks from the other vehicle.
Both then travelled in the same direction into Cargil Terrace, where the altercation ended with the victim being assaulted in the street.
Det Sgt Mike Leask said: "The victim was first subjected to verbal abuse before being attacked and sustaining serious facial injuries.
"I would like to thank the witnesses that have assisted police with our inquiries and would urge any additional members of the public who witnessed the assault to contact police immediately and help us trace those responsible.
"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch."