Scotland

Victim hurt in Edinburgh attack by three men

An 18-year-old man was left with a broken nose and a slash to the cheek after a serious assault by three men in Edinburgh in the early hours.

Police said the attack occurred in the west end of the city at about 03:00.

The victim left Castle Club on Queensferry Street Lane and walked on to Queensferry Street where he was approached and attacked by the men.

The injured man was said to be black, 6ft 2in, slim built and wearing a grey suit, black shirt and white trilby hat.

The suspects are described as three white males, 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in, between 18 and 25 years old.

All were skinny with an athletic build, police said.

One was wearing a purple t-shirt and the other two were wearing white or grey t-shirts.

Det Con Joe Perkins from Police Scotland said: "The street was pretty busy at this time so we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this assault on Queensferry Street to come forward.

"Similarly if anyone recognises the description of the suspects then they should contact police."