Police chiefs have released CCTV footage as part of a probe into a racial assault which left a man with a facial injury.
The 22-year-old victim, who is understood to be Asian, was walking along College Street in Aberdeen when he was verbally abused by several men.
He was then physically attacked and suffered cuts and bruises to his face.
Police have released images from CCTV footage of three men they wish to speak to in connection with the attack in the hope it will encourage witnesses to come forward.
The victim reported the incident, which happened at 12.45am on April 29, the following day and officers launched a probe, which has included studying CCTV.
“Police are keen to identify three males who are seen to leave the area at the time of the incident and who may have further information to help the investigation,” said a Police Scotland spokeswoman.
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PC Mark Mackenzie, who is the investigating officer on the case, has urged Evening Express readers to look at the pictures and contact police if they recognise the men.
“This is a serious incident resulting in a male sustaining a facial injury,” he said.
He added: “Violent behaviour will not be tolerated and I would urge anyone who recognises the males pictured, or has any knowledge of this incident, to come forward and contact police.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Councillor Dell Henrickson, who represents the George Street and Harbour ward where the attack took place, said: “These kind of incidents are unacceptable in Aberdeen. I would encourage anyone who recognises those in the pictures, or who can help with the investigation, to let police know.”