Detectives issue appeal as man remains in hospital after street 'fight'

The 53-year-old man was found with a serious head injury on Edinburgh's Princes Street on Saturday night.

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Detectives have appealed for information as a man remains in critical condition in hospital after suffering a head wound during a “fight” in Edinburgh.

The 53-year-old was found seriously injured on Princes Street, near the Johnnie Walker premises, on Saturday at around 8.15pm.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he remains in a critical condition.

Enquiries carried out have established a number of people witnessed the incident and detectives are continuing to appeal for those members of the public to contact them.

Detective inspector Jonny Wright, of Police Scotland’s major investigation team, said: “We understand that there were several witnesses to this incident and would like to speak to anyone who may have information about what happened.

“In particular, I would ask anyone who may have captured images or video footage on their mobile phones to contact us.

“This footage could prove vital to our investigation.

“We have also set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team.

“Anyone with any private CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage that they think would assist the enquiry can also send this via this link.

“You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3789 of August 13, 2022. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give information anonymously.

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