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Police have issued a CCTV appeal in an effort to trace a man who assaulted two people in Fountainbridge on May 27.

A woman was walking in the area when she was approached and assaulted by a man just after midnight. Another man who came to the woman’s aid was also assaulted and suffered a serious facial injury.

The suspect then made off towards the Slateford area.

Detectives believe the man captured on the CCTV footage can assist with their inquiries.

Detective Constable Kevin Walls said: “This was a violent and unprovoked assault on one woman and a man who came to her assistance and we are pursuing various lines of inquiry to trace the suspect.

“The man pictured may be able to assist with the investigation and anyone who can help us identify him should contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any other information relevant to this inquiry should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Corstorphine CID via 101.