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CCTV issued over piano bar attack in Edinburgh

CCTV Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police want to speak to the men over the attack

CCTV pictures have been released of two men police want to speak to in connection with a serious assault on a man in a piano bar in Edinburgh.

A 45-year-old man was attacked and suffered significant injuries to his face following the incident in the Rat Pack piano bar in Shandwick Place.

The incident happened on Sunday 19 March at about 01.00.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the men to come forward.

Scottish accent

The first man is white, in his 20s, about 6ft, of slim build, with short dark hair and clean shaven.

He spoke with a Scottish accent. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a collared t-shirt, dark jeans and white trainers.

Detectives are also looking to speak to a second man who was seen in the area and may have witnessed part of the incident.

He is white, in his late 20s, about 6ft, of medium build, with short dark hair and stubble.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white t-shirt and dark jeans.

Det Con John Dunn, of Police Scotland, said: "The victim was on a night out when he was attacked in a vicious and sustained assault.

He suffered a painful facial injury as a result of this incident and police have been conducting inquiries including viewing CCTV footage from the Rat Pack piano bar.

"The men in the images are believed to be of significance to our investigation and anyone who can assist in tracing them is asked to come forward.

"Similarly, we would ask the men to get in touch with police themselves to help with the investigation"

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