Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man hit by bottle during homophobic attack in Edinburgh

CC Blooms
Image caption The couple were walking home from CC Blooms when they were attacked

Police are hunting a man who made homophobic remarks before throwing a bottle at a couple on their way home from a nightclub in Edinburgh.

One of the men was left with facial injuries after the attack on Easter Road at about 01:00 on Sunday.

The victim and his partner were near a bus stop when they saw a man walking towards them with a bottle.

After a confrontation, the attacker made homophobic remarks and threw a bottle at the couple.

It hit the victim on the face before smashing on the ground. The man then made off towards London Road.

The attacker was white, 5ft 10in tall, with broad shoulders and light dirty blonde hair. He was in his early 20s, clean shaven, with a round face, Scottish accent, and was wearing a dark woollen round-neck jumper.

Police said the victim and his partner had been walking home from CC Blooms nightclub.

Det Con Chris Harding said: "This attack left the victim with cuts to his face and the possibility of permanent scarring.

"We are treating it as a homophobic attack and are keen to trace any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who recognised the description of the attacker."

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