Celebrity chef Nick Nairn battered by men in city centre
The TV personality was assaulted by the pair on Union Street in Aberdeen at 1am on Friday.
A celebrity TV chef has been battered in Aberdeen city centre.
Nick Nairn was attacked on Union Street, near its junction with Union Row, at 1am on Friday.
He was walking home from his cook school when he was jumped by two men.
The 58-year-old, who became the youngest Scottish chef to win a Michelin star in the early 1990s, was taken to hospital with facial injuries.
Speaking to STV News, Nairn said: "One of them must have doubled-back and whacked me in the face.
"He hit me really hard and knocked me off my feet.
"I fell and hit my head and I kind of passed out. I woke up, there was blood everywhere and I was lying on the street. It was quite disorientating and unpleasant."
Constable Alan Gordon said: "With festive celebrations ongoing, Aberdeen city centre was busy last night with people out socialising. I would ask that if anyone saw this incident to contact us. In particular, we believe two males wearing black jackets and jeans may have information that could assist us with our enquiries."
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.