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CCTV images appeal issued over Edinburgh attack

Police are investigating an attack on two people in Edinburgh (David Cheskin/PA) Photo: PA Archive/PA Images

Police in Edinburgh investigating an attack on two people have released CCTV images of a man they want to track down in relation to the inquiry.

The appeal has been issued following the incident in the Fountainbridge area on May 27.

The female victim was walking in the street just after midnight when a man approached and assaulted her.

Officers believe the man in the image can help them with their inquiries Credit: Police Scotland/PA

Another man intervened but was also attacked and suffered a serious injury to the face, police said. The suspect then made off towards Slateford.

Detectives are keen to trace a man captured on CCTV footage who they believe can help with the inquiry.

Detective Constable Kevin Walls said: “This was a violent and unprovoked assault on one woman and a man who came to her assistance, and we are pursuing various lines of inquiry to trace the suspect.

“The man pictured may be able to assist with the investigation and anyone who can help us identify him should contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any other information relevant to this inquiry should also get in touch.”