Schoolboy assaulted by man outside fish and chip shop
The 15-year-old was attacked in Oxgangs, Edinburgh, on Monday night after a row.
A 15 year-old boy was assaulted by a man outside an Edinburgh takeaway after an argument broke out.
Police Scotland said the suspect, who was standing with two women at the time, was in his 20s and may have been ten years older than his teenage victim.
The attack happened around 9.30pm on Monday outside the Chip Inn on Oxgangs Road North in Edinburgh.
The schoolboy was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and released following treatment for a serious facial injury.
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."
Police said the suspect is of east Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20-25-years-old, medium build and 5ft 7in.
He had black hair and was wearing glasses, a black bomber jacket and dark coloured trousers and shoes.
Both women were of east Asian appearance, possibly Chinese, 20-25-years-old and of slim build.
One had long brown hair, was wearing a long beige coat and black trainers.
The second woman 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 Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.