A MAN is in hospital with a serious head injury after a “brutal and unprovoked” attack in Edinburgh’s city centre in the early hours of Sunday.
The 21-year-old man was seriously assaulted by two men at 2.30am as he stood waiting for a bus outside the charity shop, ‘Save the Children’ at 34-36 South Bridge.
A police spokesman said the two men had carried out a sustained attack on the victim by repeatedly kicking and stamping on the young man’s head.
He said: “The two briefly walked away but returned and continued the attack in a similar manner. Only after members of the public intervened did the two leave.
“This was a brutal unprovoked assault on a member of the public. We would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity at the time or has any information.”
The police have thanked witnesses who have already come forward but believe that many more people will have seen something that may be of help in this case.
One of the men was described as having brown spiky hair, wearing a grey hoodie with a dark blue and green striped scarf round his neck and aged between 20 and 25-years-old.
The other attacker, also tall and medium build, is potentially older aged 20 to 30-years-old with spiky, dirty blonde hair and was wearing a black ‘superdry’ branded jacket and dark blue jeans.
The victim is currently being treated in Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.