Police appeal after man on night out attacked


A MAN has been treated in hospital after being followed from a city bar and attacked after a minor altercation with a group of men.

The 30-year-old was attacked in what is described as a “serious assault” in Edinburgh on Thursday at around 9pm.

The victim had been drinking with friends in the Harp and Castle pub on Leith Walk.

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Police are asking for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.

Before leaving the bar the man became involved in a “minor altercation” with three men, who are believed to be Polish.

It is thought that three men then followed him from the bar and assaulted him on Arthur Street just off of Leith Walk.

After a confrontation with the three men, two of them assaulted the local man before the third intervened and the victim was able to make his way home.

The three men  then made their way back toward Leith Walk.

The victim was treated for his injuries at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary the next day.

Police were able to provide detailed descriptions of the men on their appeal for witnesses.

All three men are described as white and around 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall.

The first man is thought to be in his early to mid 30s, with dark brown hair and was wearing a baseball cap, light blue jeans, white trainers and a yellow and black stripy shirt.

The second is believed to be in his early 20s with short blond hair and was wearing a grey Nike tracksuit, white trainers and a black Adidas baseball cap.

The third man is thought to be in his late 30s with short, dark hair and was wearing a dark suit and smart shoes.

Police are asking that anyone with any information relating to this incident should get in contact with Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.