CCTV image released of man wanted in connection with Hibs star assault

CCTV image of man wanted in connection with Deegan assault
CCTV image of man wanted in connection with Deegan assault
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POLICE today released this CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a brutal assault on Hibs star Gary Deegan.

• Police release CCTV image of man wanted in connection with assault of Gary Deegan

• Gary Deegan underwent surgery for broken jaw after incident on George Street

Deegan underwent surgery on a broken jaw after being attacked in George Street during a night out with teammates on Sunday, October 7.

The 25-year-old Irishman was confronted and punched in the face by a man near the Hard Rock Cafe in George Street at around 3am.

Detectives are keen to trace the male pictured within the CCTV footage, who was seen to be within the area at the time of the assault.

Anyone who recognises his image is asked to contact police immediately.

Detective Constable Graham McIlwraith said: “The victim suffered a painful facial injury as a result of this incident and police have been conducting various enquiries including viewing several hours of CCTV footage from in and around George Street.

“The male pictured is believed to be of significance to our investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing him is asked to come forward.

“Similarly, we would ask this male to get in touch with police himself and help with our investigation.”