Man seriously hurt in brutal street assault

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been left with serious head injuries after an unprovoked attack in the street.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men kicked the man and repeatedly stamped on his head at the bus stop outside the Save the Children shop on South Bridge.

A police spokesman said the two men had walked away from their victim, but then returned and resumed the attack, only stopping after passers-by intervened

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He said: "This was a brutal unprovoked assault on a member of the public. We would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity at the time or has any information."

The first man is described as white, aged 20-30, 5ft 9in-6ft tall, of medium build with short possibly spiky dirty blond hair. He may have been wearing a black Superdry branded jacket with hood, which is slightly longer than waist length and dark blue jeans.

The second man was white, aged 20-25, 5ft 9in tall, with short brown, possibly spiky, hair of medium build with dark stubble around face and chin. He was wearing a dark grey hooded top, dark blue and green striped scarf and dark blue jeans.

If you have information on the attack call police on 0131-311 3131 or Crimestoppers in anonymity on 08000-555 111.