Pensioner seriously injured in assault by dog walker
The 70-year-old man was attacked near Leith Links in Edinburgh last week.
A pensioner suffered serious facial injuries in an assault by a dog walker in Edinburgh.
The 70-year-old man was near Leith Links, at 2.50pm on Tuesday, November 21, when the "senseless and vicious" attack took place.
He was injured in an altercation with a man who walking a "rottweiler-type" dog along Duncan Place towards Wellington Place.
The attacker is a white male, aged around 20, with a local accent.
He had a stocky build and mid-length light brown hair.
At the time of the assault he was wearing a dark sweater and dark jogging bottoms.
Detective constable Alastair Paisley, of Gayfield CID, said: "This was a senseless and vicious attack resulting in serious injuries for the victim.
"We are keen to trace the man walking a Rottweiler-type breed of dog who was seen to run off in the direction of Duke Street following the attack.
"The area was busy with other pedestrians and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the assault, or knows who is responsible, to contact police immediately."
The injured man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and released following treatment.