Man critical in hospital after suffering head wound in street 'fight'

The 53-year-old is fighting for his life after being found injured on Edinburgh's Princes Street on Saturday night.

Man critical in hospital after suffering head wound in street ‘fight’ outside Johnnie Walker in Edinburgh iStock

A man is in critical condition in hospital after suffering a head wound in a “fight” on Edinburgh’s Princes Street.

The 53-year-old was found seriously injured near the Johnnie Walker premises on Saturday night after police were called to a disturbance at around 8.15pm.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where medical staff describe his condition as critical.

Police Scotland said officers are gathering and checking relevant CCTV footage for any information on the suspect.

Enquiries carried out so far have established a number of people witnessed a fight between two men and officers are appealing for those members of the public to contact them.

Detective inspector Keith Fairbairn said: “A man has been left seriously injured in this incident and it’s imperative we trace whoever is responsible.

“We know that numerous people saw what happened and I am appealing to them to get in touch with us. Any small piece of information could prove vital in this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3789 of August 13, 2022.

Alternatively, members of the public can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.