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Police Scotland

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault that happened in the Leith area of the Capital on Friday (June 21).

The incident happened around 11.45pm, on Leith Walk, at the junction with Dalmeny Street.

The 34-year-old victim was walking in the street when he became involved in an argument with the occupants of a passing car.

The four suspects have left the car and assaulted the victim, before getting back into the vehicle, which sped off on Dalmeny Street.

Members of the public who witnessed the incident rushed to the victim’s aid, and he was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

All of the suspects are described as male and of Asian appearance, with the driver described as being in his early to mid-20s, skinny build, and wearing a bandana or hat, black top, and blue jeans.

The car is described as sporty metallic silver Honda Civic, possibly three-door.

Detective Sergeant Jonathan Wright, from Police Scotland, said: “The victim has suffered serious facial injuries as a result of the assault, and we are keen for any information that can help us trace the suspects.

“We want to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault, or who saw the Honda Civic being driven in the area at the time.

“Likewise anyone who recognises the description of the driver, or who has any other information that can assist our enquiries, should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.