A MAN was kicked and punched in the face after asking another man to stop urinating in the street.
The 20-year-old was walking past St Giles Cathedral with friends when the group saw a man urinating in the street.
After being challenged about his actions, the suspect began punching and kicking the man to the face before making off at around 2.05am on Friday.
The victim was taken to the ERI for cuts to his face and the loss of three of his teeth.
Police are now appealing for anyone who saw the attack to come forward.
The suspect is described as white, around 25-years-old with short blond hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, grey t-shirt and blue jeans and spoke with a Scottish accent.
A police spokesman said: “The victim has suffered some painful injuries to his face and will need dental work to replace his teeth.
“Given the time this incident happened, there were potentially a number of people leaving the various pubs and establishments in the area.
“Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information that can assist in identifying the suspect is asked to contact police immediately.”