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
Police rushed to the scene following reports of the incident.

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.”