Police on hunt for two teenagers who broke man’s eye socket
Police have released the descriptions of two youths they are seeking in connection with a serious attack in Perth city centre.
The pair, who were part of a larger group, are believed to have assaulted a 26-year-old man who had been at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend at Scone Palace earlier in the day,
The victim had stepped in to help someone else who was being attacked by the group at the Murray Street taxi rank around midnight on May 26.
He suffered a broken eye socket as a result of the beating.
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, or anyone who thinks they can identify the culprits, to come forward.
They have also asked any drivers who were nearby, particularly taxi drivers, if they have dash cam footage of the incident.
A spokesman said colleagues were looking to trace a group of between eight and 15 youths, thought to have been in their late teens.
He added: “In particular we are trying to trace a 19-year-old male who wore dark shorts and dark T-shirt with large white print on the front, along with another 19-year-old man who wore a dark T-shirt and light coloured shorts.
“We believe both these males carried out the assault,” he said.
“The taxi rank at Murray Street was very busy at the time with a queue of people awaiting taxis.”
The victim has been told he will need surgery after specialists at Perth Royal Infirmary found his right eye socket was fractured.
Anyone with information on the assault should phone police on 101.