Man in hospital after Princes Street attack

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Street cordon at Sports DirectImage source, David Bishop
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A man is in hospital following an assault on Princes Street

A man is in hospital after being attacked on Princes Street in Edinburgh in the early hours of Saturday.

Police said the man was assaulted close to Sports Direct shortly before 04:00.

The incident resulted in the city's main thoroughfare being closed to traffic for a time while forensic investigations of the scene took place.

The man's condition is unknown. Police said Princes Street had since reopened to traffic, although part of the pavement remained shut.

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The incident happened on Edinburgh's main thoroughfare in the early hours of Saturday