The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Appeal for witnesses after man attacked
Police investigate Elgin assault
A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to his face following an attack in a Moray town centre.
The 56-year-old was assaulted by a group on Elgin High Street at about 2am yesterday.
The man was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital for treatment after suffering several cuts and bruises to his face.
Police remained at the scene until after 10am with lanes sealed off near Dicey’s bar while officers gathered evidence.
It is understood the victim was distracted before being hit with an object that caused him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.
Attempts are now being made to trace
“We believe there may have been a group of men in their 20s involved in the assault”
a woman who police believe may have witnessed the attack while anyone who has information about the incident has been encouraged to come forward.
Sergeant Phil Wu said: “From our inquiries so far, we believe that there may have been a group of men in their 20s involved in the assault.
“A number of people would have been in the area at the time and we are particularly keen on speaking to a woman wearing a red dress or jumpsuit who may have witnessed this assault.”
The 56-year-old man who was attacked was released from Dr Gray’s Hospital following treatment later yesterday morning.
Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.