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Man glassed in face in Edinburgh bar attack

Regent Bar in Montrose Terrace Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened in the Regent Bar in Montrose Terrace

A man has been seriously injured after being glassed in the face in a pub in Edinburgh as he celebrated the new year with his friends.

The 35-year-old man was confronted by four men, then assaulted by one of them, in the Regent Bar in Montrose Terrace.

It happened at about 00:30 on Thursday.

Police described the attack as "deplorable and completely unprovoked" and said the man would be left with permanent scarring to his face.

The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and has since been released.

Police said the suspects immediately left the premises and walked away in the direction of London Road.

'Badly shaken'

The first suspect, who was responsible for the attack, was described as white and of Mediterranean appearance. He was between 5ft 4in and 5ft 8in and in his early 30s. He had a slight build, brown eyes, short brown hair with a side parting and a Scottish accent. He was wearing a blue jumper.

The second suspect was in his mid 20s to early 30s, 5ft 6in-5ft 10in, with a heavy/muscular build. He had brown hair and was wearing a dark jumper and trousers.

The third man was white, in his mid 20s to early 30s, with a stocky build, red-brownish hair and had a squint. He was wearing a navy jumper.

The fourth suspect was white, in his mid 20s to early 30s with dark hair and a dark top.

Det Con Graham McIlwraith said: "This was a deplorable and completely unprovoked attack on a innocent man, who was out for New Year with his wife and friends.

"As a result of this attack, the victim has been badly shaken and left with permanent scarring to his face.

"We are looking to trace these men as a matter of urgency. We are also eager to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the attack in the Regent Bar or who may have seen the suspects walking in the direction of London Road in the immediate aftermath."

He added: "This establishment was extremely busy at the time of the assault. Therefore we are asking any members of the public who may have taken pictures of the attack to contact us and submit their photographs to officers."

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