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Pictures issued of car in assault police probe

White Skoda Rapid Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption The attackers are believed to have used a white Skoda Rapid

Pictures of a car similar to one used by men who carried out a serious assault in Edinburgh have been released by police.

Two men attacked a 32-year-old man on Waterloo Place at about 12:40 on Wednesday 27 July.

The attackers arrived in a white Skoda Rapid bearing the false plates DX65 ZWL and travelled towards Regent Road after the assault.

The car was abandoned and set on fire in Bingham Drive, near Niddrie burn.

Three men were then seen running from the vehicle.

The vehicle was in Lutton Place in Newington on the morning of the assault and at Duddingston Row shortly before the attack.

Image copyright Police Scotland

The first attacker is described as about 6ft tall, wearing a yellow cycling top, black cap and sunglasses.

The second attacker was about 5ft 6ins - 5ft 8ins, wearing a blue cycling top, black cap and sunglasses.

The only description for the third attacker is that he had short dark hair and was wearing a yellow top.

Police will be carrying out inquiries in Waterloo Place at lunchtime.

Det Insp Grant Johnston, of Police Scotland, said: "We're appealing for anyone who witnessed the event in Waterloo Place, or saw the vehicle before or after the event to get in touch.

"It is a distinctive vehicle and I'm hoping that the pictures may jog someone's memory about seeing the vehicle, perhaps in unusual or suspicious circumstances, last Wednesday morning or around the time of the incident."

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