Serious assault at Westside Plaza

West Side Plaza Sunny Wester Hailes

Police Scotland are appealing for information after a serious assault in Wester Hailes.

The incident happened on Friday 31 July 2015 at around 9:30pm when a group of male teenagers approached a 47-year-old man who was waiting at a bus stop for the number 33 service outside West Side Plaza.

The group had apparently been behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner at the entrance of the shopping centre prompting the male victim to tell them to stop what they were doing.

They then approached the man and struck him in the head resulting in a serious facial injury.

Paramedics were called to the scene and the injured man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he was treated and later released.

Detective Constable Dougal Begg of Police Scotland said:

This is a popular part of Wester Hailes and there were a number of people in the area who may have seen this group shortly before this incident or even witnessed the attack itself.

I am very keen to hear from these people and I would ask them to contact police as soon as possible.

There were a number of youths involved in this violent and senseless attack and we want to trace them as quickly as possible.

Those with relevant information can contact police on 101 or, alternatively anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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One comment on “Serious assault at Westside Plaza
  1. This is not an Isolated occurrence.

    Since Police Scotland one force started operation, Unruly, Vandalism, Muggings Assaults , Burglaries of even young youths have increased and no community bobby.

    Wester Hailes services have seriously declined EG Grass Cutting, general tidiness, buildings, The list grows weekly.

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