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Appeal following serious assault on Drum Street, Edinburgh

Published 26 July 2020

Detectives in Edinburgh are appealing for information following a serious assault which took place on Drum Street last night.

The incident happened between 11pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, 25 July, when a group of three men attacked a 29-year-old man. The victim is being treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries.

The group of three men left the area in the direction of Newtoft Street. One of them is described as being in his 30s, 6ft with a muscular build and short dark hair. He was wearing a white top, dark trousers and dark shoes.

DC Dale Miles, from Edinburgh CID, said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack, which has left the victim with serious and potentially life-changing injuries.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4764 of 25 July. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.



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