Police seek men over serious assault in Edinburgh’s Lothian Street

Police want to trace the two men pictured in connection with a serious assault in Edinburgh
Police want to trace the two men pictured in connection with a serious assault in Edinburgh
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A MAN suffered multiple blows to the head and a broken jaw during an early morning assault in the Capital.

Police have released images of two men they wish to trace in connection with the attack outside Boteco Do Brasil, Lothian Street, on Saturday, May 21, at around 2.30am.

The 25-year-old victim was repeatedly punched on the head, suffered a broken jaw and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Detectives believe the men pictured within the CCTV footage are of interest to this ongoing investigation and anyone who recognises either of them is asked to come forward.

Detective Constable John Dunn, of Gayfield Violence Reduction Unit, said: “The victim was on a night out with friends when he was attacked by two men in a vicious and sustained assault.

“He suffered a painful facial injury as a result of this incident and police have been conducting enquiries, including viewing CCTV footage from in and around the Lothian Street area.

“The two men in the images are believed to be of significance to our investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing them is asked to come forward.

“Similarly, we would ask both people depicted to get in touch with police themselves to help with the investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.