A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries following an assault in Edinburgh.
The victim, a 41-year-old man, was walking on Leith Street in the city when he was approached by two teenage boys at a bus stop outside the Omni Centre.
The man was serious assaulted and was taken to Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh where he was later discharged.
Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the incident, which occurred around 7.45pm on Thursday.
Detective constable Gary Lipscombe, from Edinburgh CID, said: “We are keen to trace these two males, who ran off down past the Omni Centre in the direction of Leith Walk. They ran past a group of people.
“They are described as being in their late teens, wearing black tracksuits and white trainers.
“Our enquiries so far have established the area was busy at the time of the assault and witnessed by members of the public at the nearby bus stop. There was also a long traffic queue; motorists may have seen the assault or captured it on dash-cam.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and has any information to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3075 of Thursday, December 29. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”
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