Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

CCTV image issued in Edinburgh assault investigation

CCTV Image copyright Police Scotland

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace as part of their inquiry into an assault on an Edinburgh street.

It happened at 21:20 on Lothian Road on 5 December when a 37-year-old man was assaulted as he tried to intervene in a row between a man and a woman.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information.

The man is white, in his 20s to early 30s, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins, with short dark hair, longer on top.

He had gel in his hair and was wearing black clothing.

Det Con Alison Wyllie, of Police Scotland, said: "This victim sustained a serious and painful injury to his ankle while trying to come to the aid of a female and we are continuing with our inquiries to trace the male responsible for this assault."

"We are keen to trace the man pictured in these images to assist our inquiries and anyone who can help us establish his identity should contact police immediately."

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