Man left with head in­juries af­ter city cen­tre at­tack

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By CONOR RIOR­DAN

A man has been left with se­ri­ous head in­juries af­ter a “vi­o­lent and fright­en­ing at­tack” near a train sta­tion in Ed­in­burgh.

He had been walk­ing on Waver­ley Bridge to­wards Mar­ket Street, near Waver­ley Sta­tion, with two friends at about 3:30am on Sun­day.

They were ap­proached by a man who as­saulted the 25-year-old, leav­ing him with se­ri­ous head and fa­cial in­juries.

The at­tacker, and a group of men he had been with, then fled in an un­known di­rec­tion.

Emer­gency crews were called to the scene and the vic­tim was taken to Ed­in­burgh Royal In­fir­mary for treat­ment, where he is in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Gra­ham Mcil­wraith, of Gay­field CID, said: “This was a vi­o­lent and fright­en­ing at­tack for the vic­tim.”

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