Man seriously injured after being bottled by dog walker

A 58-year-old man was attacked by a dog walker on Friday night.

A man has been left seriously injured after he was attacked by a dog walker who smashed a glass bottle over his head.

The incident took place in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh just before midnight on Friday night.

The 58-year-old victim was walking on Panmure Place at its junction with Brougham Street when he was approached by a man who was walking his dog.

The man then struck him over the head with the glass bottle and assaulted him further when he was on the ground.

Emergency services attended and he was taken to hospital for treatment to serious facial injuries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and have released a description of the suspect.

He is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall with a stocky build and aged between 30 and 40-years-old.

He was wearing a dark jacket and was walking a small brown coloured terrier-type dog.

Detective Constable Oliver Healy, of Gayfield CID, said: “There were a number of people around the area when this incident happened and we are appealing for them to get in touch if they saw what happened.

“As part of our enquiries we are reviewing CCTV footage in the area and would ask anyone with private or business systems to check their footage for the incident.

“We would also appeal to anyone who saw the suspect walking his dog prior to, or after the incident last night, or who can identify him, to come forward and contact officers as soon as possible.”

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