Teen battered outside takeaway in Edinburgh

11 October 2017, 19:02

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A 15-year-old has suffered a serious facial injury after he was attacked outside a takeaway.

The teenager was seriously assaulted after a verbal altercation with a man outside the Chip Inn on Oxgangs Road North in Edinburgh.

The boy was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and released following treatment.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses as they hunt the suspect who was accompanied by two women, all three of them of East Asian appearance.

Detective Constable Emma Wilkinson of Corstorphine CID said: "This was a vicious attack that resulted in the victim sustaining a serious injury.

"We are keen to trace the man and ask that anyone with information contacts police.

"The road was busy with passing traffic and pedestrians and we ask anyone who witnessed the assault, or who knows who is responsible, to come forward to police."

The suspect is described as being of East Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20-25-years-old, of medium build, 5ft 7ins tall with black hair.

He was wearing glasses, a black bomber jacket and dark coloured trousers and shoes.

The first woman is described as of East Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20-25-years-old and of slim build.

She had long brown hair and was wearing a long beige coat and black trainers.

The second woman is described as of East Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20-25-years-old and of slim build.

She had long dark hair and was wearing a black coat with a light coloured top underneath, dark trousers and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Corstorphine CID on 101, quoting incident number 4064 of 9 October, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.