Police probe 'highly distressing' robbery that left man seriously hurt

The victim required hospital treatment following the attack on Edinburgh's Ferry Road in November.

Edinburgh police launch probe into ‘highly distressing’ Ferry Road robbery that left man seriously hurt Police Scotland

A man was left requiring hospital treatment after suffering “serious injuries” in a robbery in Edinburgh.

The 46-year-old was taken to the capital’s Royal Infirmary following the “highly distressing” attack on Ferry Road shortly after 10.15pm on November 10.

Emergency crews responded before transferring the man for treatment while officers opened an initial investigation.

CCTV images of a man investigators hope to trace in connection with the incident have now been released.

Officers have asked anyone who may know the man pictured or who have any information on the attack to come forward as soon as possible.

The man is described as being white, in his late teens to early 20’s and around 5’8 to 5’10 in height with a slim build.

He is also believed to have shaved dark hair and was wearing a black T-shirt, light grey jogging bottoms and light coloured trainers.

Detective constable Chris Docherty, from Edinburgh CID, said: “This incident was highly distressing for the victim and we’re eager to trace the man pictured. The male victim in this incident sustained a serious injury and was treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.”

DC Docherty added: “I am asking that the male pictured in the images to make contact with police in order that further enquiries can be conducted. I am also asking members of the public that if they recognise this individual to contact police.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 3719 of November 10, 2022. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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