Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man's jaw broken in attack by gang outside Edinburgh bar

A man was left with a broken jaw after being attacked following an argument with a gang in Edinburgh.

The assault, which was caught on CCTV, took place outside Pearce's Bar in Elm Row at about 23:00 on Saturday.

The 30-year-old victim had been standing with a group of friends when he was approached by 10 men.

After an argument he was punched and knocked to the ground, causing him serious facial injuries. He is still receiving treatment in hospital.

Police have urged members of the gang to come forward.

The group of men, who made off immediately after the assault, are all believed to have been aged between 18 and 20.

They were all wearing casual clothing, with one wearing a hooded top with three blue stripes on the sleeve. There was no description of the attacker.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "This seems to have been an unprovoked assault that has left a man requiring surgery in hospital, and we would appeal to anyone with information regarding this to come forward.

"We know there were a lot of people outside the pub when this happened, and a large group of men involved, so would ask anyone who hasn't yet spoken to police to contact us."

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