Man seriously hurt in attack outside Cowgate nightclub
A man is in hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked outside an Edinburgh nightclub.
The 25-year-old was assaulted outside Sneaky Pete's club in the Cowgate at about 02:30 on Thursday.
Police said the attacker was arguing with another man in the street before turning on the victim.
He punched the 25-year-old, causing him to fall to the ground. He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary then moved to the city's Western General Hospital.
The attacker is white, about 6ft 1in, of thin build with short dark hair. He is thought to be in his late 20s or early 30s.
He was wearing a dark jacket, a royal blue top with a white logo on the left side of the chest, and dark jeans.
Pc Lauren Mitchell, of Police Scotland, said: "It's possible someone might remember seeing this man's aggressive behaviour outside the nightclub.
"The suspect made off west along the Cowgate towards the Grassmarket, so it's also possible someone might have seen a man running in that direction."