Police seek witnesses to Haymarket assault


By Clare Carswell

British Transport Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged assault that happened outside Edinburgh’s Haymarket station in early October.

At 7.20pm on Saturday October 2, at the taxi rank outside the station, a 40 year-old man became involved in a dispute with a group who are believed to be Hibs supporters.

Police said the man received kicks to his body from the group and required hospital treatment as a result, but he was not seriously hurt.

Following the attack, the group apparently responsible left the area.

On the same day Hibernian played against St. Johnstone in Perth at 3pm.

Constable Scott Cassie of BTP, the officer in charge of the enquiry, is appealing for information. He said:

“This appears to have been an unprovoked attack on the man, and I am appealing for anyone with any information regarding the identity of those we believe were involved to contact me. If you were in the area at the time please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 555 111.

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