Police release CCTV image of man in connection with seaside assault

Officers are continuing their investigation into the incident on Portobello's Promenade.

Police release CCTV image of man sought in connection with assault in Portobello area of Edinburgh Police Scotland

A man is being sought in connection with an assault in the Portobello area of Edinburgh.

Police Scotland has released CCTV images of the individual, thought to be between 30 and 37 years old, as part of their investigation into the incident on Friday, March 17 at around 12:15pm.

It occurred on the busy Promenade and officers are now asking anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward and share information with investigators.

The man is described as being of a medium build and with brown hair.

He is thought to be between 5’11 and 6’2 and was wearing a grey Nike hoodie, dark coloured jogging bottoms and white Adidas trainers at the time.

Constable Erin Millar of Police Scotland said: “The man pictured or anyone who recognises the man pictured please contact officers via 101, quoting incident number 1687 of Friday, March 17.

“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”