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Appeal for witnesses to brutal attack

posted 4 Jun 2010, 04:43 by David Rintoul   [ updated 4 Jun 2010, 05:40 ]

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a 22-year-old man in the capital over the weekend.

The incident happened around 3.35am on Saturday 29th May outside the Standard Life building on Lothian Road.

The man was in the area with friends when a man approached the group and began to assault his victim before fleeing along Lothian Road towards Tollcross.

The man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is still being treated for a fractured skull.

Police are now urging anyone who was in the area and witnessed the assault to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, with tattoos on both arms and wearing a white t-shirt.