Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Two men hurt in Edinburgh taxi queue attack

Calton Road, Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened at about 03:30 on Sunday on Calton Road

A man had his jaw broken after he and his friend were attacked by three men as they waited for a taxi in Edinburgh.

The assault happened on Calton Road at about 03:30 on Sunday.

Police said the 25-year-old man sustained significant injuries to his face while the 24-year-old man hurt his shoulder.

They were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where one was later transferred to Western General Hospital.

The first attacker was described as being white, aged 26-27, and was 6ft 1- 6ft 2in tall, of medium build.

He had a gingery beard and a Scottish accent and was wearing thick black-rimmed glasses, a black coat/hoodie, jeans and trainers.

The second attacker was white, 25-26 years old, 5ft 8in tall, and of slim build.

He had short gingery-brown hair, a Scottish accent and was wearing a white T-shirt, and a red and green tartan coat.

The third attacker was white, in his early 20s, 5ft 11in tall and of slim build. He had shoulder-length dirty blond hair.

Det Con Chris Harding, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a vicious attack which has caused significant distress and injury to two men.

"I would urge anyone who saw the incident or the suspects, or who knows who they are, to contact police immediately."

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