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12 April 2017, 11:39
Police investigating an attack which left the victim disfigured have released CCTV images of two women they want to trace.
The 33-year-old woman was assaulted during a serious disturbance outside the Rose Street Brewery pub in Rose Street, Edinburgh, at around 9.30pm on Friday December 9.
Police believe the two women in the CCTV images could help with their investigation, and they have urged them or anyone who recognises the pair to contact officers.
Detective Sergeant Andy MacRae said: "This incident resulted in a significant and disfiguring injury to the victim.
"At the time of the incident, the location was extremely busy with people socialising in the area and I am hopeful that someone will be able to assist us in identifying these two females who I believe may have information regarding the assault.
"As part of this inquiry we are keen to identify the two females pictured in the CCTV footage and they or anyone who can assist us in identifying them is asked to contact police immediately.''
The first woman is described as white, about 5ft 8in, aged in her mid-20s to early 30s, of slim build, with long blonde hair.
At the time of the incident, she was wearing a white jacket, a grey Christmas jumper with a Santa on the front and black trousers.
The second woman is white, around 5ft 8in, of slim build, aged in her mid-20s to early 30s and with dark hair.
She was wearing a cream jacket, jeans and black knee-high boots with a zip on the side. She was also carrying a black shoulder bag.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.