Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Two men arrested over serious street attack in Edinburgh

George Street Pic: Susie Forrest

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault on a man who sustained serious head and facial injuries in Edinburgh.

The incident happened at about 03:20 on George Street near the junction with Frederick Street.

The 39-year-old man was approached by two men who assaulted him.

Two men aged 19 and 20 have been arrested in connection with the assault. They are due to appear in court at a later date.

Police Scotland said: "Inquiries are ongoing."

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service. He was later transferred to the Western General Hospital.

The attackers ran off down Frederick Street, away from the city centre.

Det Insp Grant Johnston, of Police Scotland, said: "Our inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident, and I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.

"I would especially like to hear from anyone who may have seen the victim or the suspects before the incident.

"Anyone with any information to assist our inquiries is asked to get in touch immediately."

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