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CCTV issued in connection with attack in Leith

CCTV images Image copyright Police Scotland

Images of a man police want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Edinburgh have been released.

The incident happened outside the Spey Lounge on Leith Walk at about 01:00 on Saturday 12 November 2016.

A 22-year-old man was knocked unconscious and sustained multiple fractures to his head.

Detectives are keen to find the man pictured in the CCTV footage, who was in the bar before the assault. He is 20-25 years old and 5ft 8in - 10in.

He is white, of medium build and has short fair hair.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark Nike hooded top and blue jeans.

Det Con Ryan Lee, of Police Scotland, said: "The victim was subjected to an unprovoked and sustained assault during which he suffered multiple fractures to his head.

"The man pictured is believed to be of significance to our investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing him is asked to come forward.

"Similarly we would ask the man himself to get in touch with police and help with our investigation."

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