Unprovoked Attack on Teen Prompts Appeal

By Katy Docherty

After a teenager was left with a broken jaw in an unprovoked attack, Lothian and Borders police are now appealing for any witnesses.

The victim and his friend were attacked at 3am Monday morning in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh after leaving Lava and Ignite nightclub. The two teenagers were returning home when a group of men approached them on Ponton Street. There does not appear to be any apparent motive for the attack.

The boys both suffered serious blows to the face.They had to be taken by ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where they received medical treatment.

The suspect is a white man with short blond hair and approximately 5ft 10ins tall. He is estimated to be anything from 17 -23 years old. At the time of the attack the suspect was wearing a red checked shirt with a white pattern and jeans.

The police are now asking witnesses to step forward. A spokesman says, “Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened should contact police immediately.”

Police are also appealing to anyone who might recognise the description of the suspect or have any other information that might help investigations.

Anyone who feels that they can offer any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police or Crimestoppers.