CCTV appeal following Edinburgh attack

Published 04 September 2018

Police in Edinburgh have issued CCTV of a man they wish to trace in connection with an ongoing investigation into an attempted murder in the city centre.

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The incident happened around 3.50am on Saturday 1st September on Princes Street, outside the Sports Direct store.

A 32-year-old man was attacked and sustained injuries to his arms, torso and face. He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment before later being released.

Detectives believe the man pictured can assist with their continuing inquiries and are urging anyone who recognises him to come forward.

He is described as white, between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall with a slim build, light-brown hair and a clean-shaven face. He was wearing a dark hooded top, dark trousers or jeans, dark Nike trainers with a white sole and white Nike emblem.

Detective Sergeant Mark Lumsden from Edinburgh’s Violence Reduction Unit said: "This incident is now being treated as an attempted murder and I would ask anyone who can assist with our inquiries to come forward.

“We’re eager to trace the man pictured as we believe he could have important information relevant to the investigation.

“I’d ask him, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact the Edinburgh Violence Reduction Unit via 101 and quote incident number 753 of 1st September. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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