Two women sought over city centre attack in Edinburgh
Police investigating an attack which left the victim disfigured in Edinburgh have released CCTV images of two women they want to trace.
The 33-year-old woman was assaulted outside the Rose Street Brewery pub in Rose Street at about 21:30 on Friday 9 December.
Police believe the two women in the CCTV images could help with their investigation.
Anyone who recognises the pair are being urged to contact police.
Det Sgt Andy MacRae, of Police Scotland, said: "This incident resulted in a significant and disfiguring injury to the victim.
"At the time of the incident, the location was extremely busy with people socialising in the area and I am hopeful that someone will be able to assist us in identifying these two females who I believe may have information regarding the assault.
"As part of this inquiry we are keen to identify the two females pictured in the CCTV footage and they or anyone who can assist us in identifying them is asked to contact police immediately."
The first woman is white, about 5ft 8in, in her mid-20s to early 30s, of slim build, with long blonde hair.
At the time of the incident, she was wearing a white jacket, a blue Christmas jumper with a penguin on the front, and black trousers.
The second woman is white, about 5ft 8in, of slim build, aged in her mid-20s to early 30s and with dark hair.
She was wearing a cream jacket, jeans and black knee-high boots with a zip on the side. She was also carrying a black shoulder bag.