Clubber's jaw smashed by gang in vicious street attack

A MAN has undergone surgery for a double fracture to his jaw after being attacked by three men shortly after leaving a city nightclub.

The 19-year-old had been walking to a bus stop on Shandwick Place after leaving the Karma Nights club on Lothian Road when a man approached him. The pair began a conversation and were joined by two other men before the victim was punched to the side of the face.

All three suspects then began assaulting the man as he fell to the ground.

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A passing taxi driver then intervened and the suspects fled towards Haymarket at 2:30am on Monday.

The victim made his way to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he underwent surgery for a double fracture to his jaw.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward, especially the taxi driver.

The first suspect is white, in his 20s, 6ft, with a stocky build and short blue hair. He was wearing a light-blue, V-necked T-shirt and spoke with an English accent. The second suspect is described as white and wearing a black cap and black jumper.

There is no description of the third suspect.