Man, 30, charged over alleged 'daylight assault' of pensioner

The 30-year-old is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh sheriff court following the alleged attack in May.

Man charged over alleged ‘daylight assault’ of pensioner on Edinburgh’s Forrest Road iStock

A man has been charged after a pensioner was left with a serious head injury in Edinburgh during a “broad daylight attack” earlier this year.

The 73-year-old received treatment at hospital following the incident on Forrest Road shortly after 2.30pm on May 13.

A probe into the attack was launched, with officers appealing for those with dashcams fitted on their vehicles to come forward.

However police have now confirmed a 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

He is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh sheriff court at a later date.

“A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a serious assault in Forrest Road,” a statement by the force said.

“The assault happened around 2.30pm on Friday, May 13 after officers were called to a report of a 73-year-old man having sustained serious head injuries.

“The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.”