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CCTV images released after serious assault in Grassmarket

Grassmarket assault Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption The three men were last seen heading in the direction of Victoria Street

Police have released images of three men they want to trace in connection with a serious assault in Edinburgh.

Two men, both aged 21, were attacked in the Grassmarket area of the city between 01:30 and 01:45 on Sunday 27 November.

One man was punched several times and suffered serious facial injuries. The second man was uninjured.

The three men police want to speak to were last seen heading in the direction of Victoria Street.

The first man is described as in his 20s, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, with black hair, stubble and wearing a light blue, long-sleeved shirt and black trousers.

The second man is described as in his 20s, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with dark hair, and wearing a light-coloured jumper and dark jeans.

The third man is described as in his 20s 6ft tall, of medium build, with dark hair, and wearing a black shirt and black trousers.

Det Con Andy Cory, of Gayfield CID, said: "We've conducted numerous inquiries in the area since the incident, but are today appealing for the public's help.

"Anyone who recognises these men is urged to contact us as soon as possible.

"Likewise, if the men see this appeal, they are asked to get in touch with us themselves."

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