CCTV released after man sent to hospital following serious assault

Officers at Gayfield Police Station in Edinburgh have launched a probe into the incident.

CCTV released after Edinburgh man sent to hospital following serious assault in Cowgate Police Scotland

Police are searching for a man they believe could assist in an investigation into a serious assault which left another man in hospital.

CCTV images were released by detectives at Gayfield Police Station in Edinburgh on Thursday.

In the early hours of Friday, October 14, between the Cowgate and Candlemaker Row in the capital, a 43-year-old man was pushed over following a verbal altercation. 

He sustained serious injuries and was later treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The man who may have information is described as aged between 18 and 25 years old, of a thin build with short hair, and carrying a skateboard.

At the time he was wearing a grey and black hooded top, dark trousers and grey trainers.

Detective constable Kieran Keddie, of Edinburgh CID, said: “The victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and our enquiries are ongoing.

“It is believed the male pictured will be able to assist the investigation and anyone who recognises him is asked to come forward.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist the investigation should contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 0350 of October 14, 2022.

Alternatively, a call can be made anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.