Hunt for cyclist who jumped off bike to attack pedestrian

The victim was knocked to the ground in the assault and had to be taken to hospital.

Edinburgh: The attack happened on Friday night. Pixabay
Edinburgh: The attack happened on Friday night.

A manhunt has been launched after a cyclist jumped off his bike to attack a pedestrian.

The male victim was knocked to the ground in the assault and had to be taken to hospital for treatment to a facial injury.

The incident happened in Edinburgh’s Brougham Street – between the Tollcross and Panmure Place junctions – at around 8.45pm last Friday.

Police said the 49-year-old victim was walking along the street when he was approached by another man cycling on the pavement.

After the attack, the cyclist pedalled off on his step-through bike.

Detective sergeant Kevin Tait said: “Our enquiries into this assault are continuing and officers have been carrying out enquiries in the area of Brougham Street and viewing local CCTV footage to gather more information on the man responsible.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed this attack, or anyone who has any information that will assist our investigation, to contact officers through 101.”

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.