The following press release was received from Police Scotland earlier today. We reprint it unedited and in full below.
Officers in Edinburgh are appealing for information following a reported serious assault, which took place in the Forth Street area.
The incident took place around 9.50pm on Monday, 7 June, when a 67-year-old man was struck in the face and suffered serious injuries as a result.
The suspect is male, aged between 30 and 40, 5ft 6 with a stocky build and unshaven face. He was wearing a dark beanie hat, hooded humper, coat and baggy trousers.
Detective Constable Christina Yeoman, of Gayfield CID, said: "This appears to have been a shockingly unprovoked and random attack, which left the victim with multiple serious injuries. "We're asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to please come forward. If you believe you could help our enquiries, call 101 quoting reference 4086 of 7 June. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous."