Police probe after man assaulted in city centre attack

An investigation has been launched into an attack on Princes Street in Edinburgh on Sunday.

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Police have issued an appeal after a man was assaulted in Edinburgh city centre.

The incident took place outside the Balmoral Hotel in Princes Street on Sunday at around 1.20am.

A 39-year-old man was assaulted and suffered injuries to his face before the suspect ran off over North Bridge towards the High Street.

Police are now looking to trace the man responsible for the attack.

The man is described as being in his mid-30s, bald, and was wearing dark coloured clothing.

Detective constable Gary Lipscombe from Gayfield CID said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“We know the assault was seen by a large number of people who were waiting in a taxi queue and I am asking these people to contact us. Your information could important.

“Also, if anyone has any recorded footage from either dash cams or personal devices, please check it as it could provide us with vital details which would assist us in identifying whoever is responsible.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 354 of 6 February, 2022. 

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where you can give your information anonymously.”