Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man punched and kicked by teenagers in Leith

Three teenagers who punched and kicked a man in an unprovoked attack in Edinburgh are being sought by police.

The 29-year-old was attacked while walking south on the bridge crossing the Water of Leith at the north end of Great Junction Street in Leith.

The incident took place at about 15:00 on 17 June.

It is understood members of the public intervened in the assault and Police Scotland want to speak to them.

PC Iona McWilliam, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a terrifying and unprovoked attack on a man and inquiries are under way to identify the three men responsible.

"It took place in the middle of the afternoon and we would urge anyone who witnessed the event or who may know something that would help our investigation to come forward immediately."

All three teenagers were white, aged between 16 and 18 and of slim build.

The first attacker was wearing a grey hooded top and grey jogging bottoms.

The second teenager was wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms and was carrying a black drawstring sports bag.

The third attacker was wearing a black top with a white Adidas logo on side.

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