Football coach's skull fractured after attack on night out
Scott Garriock needed stitches after the assault near the Rat Pack Piano Bar in Edinburgh.
A football coach suffered a fractured skull and required stitches after being attacked on a night out.
Scott Garriock was assaulted near the Rat Pack Piano Bar on Shandwick Place in Edinburgh.
The 52-year-old had been out with a friend at La Vida nightclub before he was attacked at a taxi rank shortly after 3am on Sunday, April 1.
Mr Garriock, who is a football coach for Tynecastle FC, was left in a pool of blood following the assault.
He said: "A guy hit me and there was blood everywhere.
"The guy's friend was standing next to me ready to kick me until he saw I was badly bleeding.
"I lost a fair bit of blood. There was blood still on the pavement the next day.
"I'm raging because I woke up in the hospital at 10am on the Sunday morning and I had lost my memory from 3am. I can't remember who did this.
"I had a great night and it only takes two stupid individuals to do that."
Mr Garriock said his ten-year-old daughter was left horrified when she saw her father after the street attack.
"If my friend Jamie wasn't there it could have been a lot worse," he said.
"My ten-year-old daughter seeing me in that state was quite upsetting.
"If there was an argument or something then I would understand but there was nothing like that and this happened for no reason whatsoever - it all happened within three seconds."
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a serious assault that happened in the Shandwick Place area at around 3.40am on Sunday, April 1.
"A 52-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Gayfield CID via 101.