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CCTV images of Edinburgh shop attack pair released

CCTV images
Image caption The police are urging people who recognise the men to come forward

Police have released CCTV images of a duo who attacked a man after he went to help a security guard outside an shop.

The 25-year-old suffered a broken jaw in the assault outside the 24-hour Scotmid store in Nicolson Street in Edinburgh.

He had gone to the aid of the security guard, who had been remonstrating with the men outside the store at about 03:45 on Saturday 17 December.

Lothian and Borders Police appealed for information about the assault.

A spokesman for the force said: "The CCTV images show both men within the Scotmid store, and we are appealing to anyone who recognises them to come forward.

"Anyone with any other information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch."

Both of the men are white and in their early 20s.

The first is stocky, 5ft 8in tall and wore a dark top and jeans, Timberland-style boots and a checked trapper hat.

The second man is slim, 5ft 10in tall, with short dark hair. He wore a grey top and jeans.

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