Teen in hospital with serious injuries following gang attack

The 19-year-old was approached by a group of three teens before being assaulted.

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A teenager has suffered serious injuries after being assaulted by a gang in Edinburgh.

The 19-year-old victim was approached by a group of three male teens on Broughham Street in the city around 12am on Friday.

He sustained a number of injuries and was rushed to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

Police have now launched a hunt for three suspects.

One of the youths is described as about 16 years old, clean shaven, tall with brown hair and a fringe. He was of stocky build and wearing a black jacket, grey bottoms and black shoes.

The second was also about 16 and described as white, clean shaven and wearing a grey hooded top with grey jogging bottoms. He was riding a dark coloured bike with white writing.

The third was a younger male, white, small and of thin build with blonde hair. He was wearing a black hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Detective sergeant Steven Dick said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have information which could help to get in touch.

“Enquiries so far have established the three youths had been in the city centre on Lothian Road and the Meadows prior to and after the assault.

“If you believe you have may have seen them or have any other information relating to the assault please come forward. We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage from the area.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 0226 of September 15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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