Man charged after Edinburgh cyclist seriously assaulted

Officer described attack last week as "brutal and unprovoked"...

Police in Edinburgh say that a 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a serious assault on a cyclist last Friday.

The incident, which happened under the Red Bridge near the Crew Toll roundabout on Ferry Road, left the 54-year-old male victim needing hospital treatment for wounds to his face.

Launching an appeal for information following the assault, Detective Constable Douglas Mogg commented: “This was a brutal and unprovoked attack on a cyclist who was using a marked cycle path and it has left the victim injured and badly shaken.”

The man who has been charged will appear in court at a later date, say Police Scotland.

- Appeal for witnesses as cyclist suffers "brutal and unprovoked" assault on Edinburgh bike path

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