Man rushed to hospital following suspected assault at shopping centre

Police have cordoned off the area outside the Newkirkgate centre in Leith while an initial probe is carried out.

Man rushed to hospital following suspected assault outside Edinburgh shopping centre STV News

A man has been rushed to hospital following a suspected assault outside an Edinburgh shopping centre.

Police cordoned off a large area outside the Newkirkgate area in Leith on Sunday afternoon while an initial investigation was carried out.

A probe remains ongoing but a 41-year-old man has been taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

“Around 2.10pm on Sunday, August 6, officers received a report of an assault on Newkirkgate,” a spokesperson for the force said.

“A 41-year-old man was taken to hospital.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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