CCTV appeal launched following assault in Princes Street store

Police have launched a CCTV appeal in a bid to trace a man in their investigation into an assault in the city centre.

Do you know this man? Police are appealing for information

A CCTV image of a man police believe may be able to assist with inquiries has been released to the public following an assault in a clothing store on Princes Street.

The incident occurred at around 5pm on Monday July 9.

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The man is is described as a white man, aged between 20-30-years-old, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build.

He has short brown hair, thick dark sideburns and a beard. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, blue shorts, and black shoes, and was carrying a black rucksack.

Police Constable Joanna Coull from Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit said: “As part of our investigations we are keen to speak to the man pictured and would ask anyone who recognises him to contact us.

“Equally if the man in the image sees our appeal then I would urge him to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 4090 of 9 July, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.