Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

CCTV issued in racial abuse of boy case in Edinburgh

CCTV Image copyright Police Scotland

CCTV pictures of two men police wish to speak to in connection with an incident on an Edinburgh bus where a young boy was racial abused have been released.

The incident happened at about 12:15 on Sunday 13 March onboard a number 25 Lothian Bus travelling from Restalrig Road bound for the city centre.

The first man is white, in his early 30s, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, with messy dark hair.

He was wearing a dark jacket with blue trim and has a Scottish accent.

The second man is also white but believed to be older, possibly in his early 40.

He is between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, and also has messy brown hair. He wore a dark jacket, had acne scarred skin and spoke with a local accent.

PC Steven Gilroy, of Police Scotland, said: "The men pictured in this CCTV footage are of interest to our ongoing investigation and I ask anyone who recognises them to contact police immediately.

"There's no place for intolerance in modern society and we take a zero tolerance view towards anyone who carries out such offences.

"Rest assured that we treat all reports with the utmost seriousness and will investigate all complaints that are passed to us."

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