Man struck on head with cone

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 42-year-old man was assaulted on King Stable's Road in Edinburgh on Saturday, 19 December.

The man was apparently struck on the head with a traffic cone and then assaulted by a group of men.

The victim was discovered by a man passing by, and a woman called an ambulance, but he had left before police arrived.

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Officers are now hoping to trace the victim, who was described as 5ft 7ins tall, of stocky build, with a shaven head and black beard.

He was wearing a black jacket, grey shirt, blue jeans, and tan leather boots.

A police spokesperson said: "We are very keen to trace the woman who came to the man's aid as she may have witnessed the attack."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131-311 3131 or Crimestoppers in confidence and anonymity on 0800 555 111.