Three people have been charged after a family was attacked while walking through Aberdeen city centre.
A 44-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were taken to hospital after the incident on Union Terrace.
The man’s injuries were described as serious.
The girl received minor injuries.
Two boys, aged 15 and 17, and a woman, aged 20, are expected to appear in court in connection with the incident tomorrow.
Scottish singer Eddi Reader witnessed the alleged assaults while walking to her gig at the nearby Music Hall.
Police described the incident, which happened at around 8pm on Saturday, as “distressing” and urged people who may have filmed it to get in touch.
One man who witnessed the incident – which did not involve a weapon – said he believes the family were tourists.
He described it as “shocking”.
The injured man was unconscious with his head against the kerb when medical help arrived, he added.
Eddi Reader shared her shock on Twitter and said she had given officers mobile phone footage of what she witnessed.
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She said later: “I don’t want anything to harm the police doing their work – so I won’t go near any deeper detail until I’m allowed to.”
Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “We have already spoken to a number of people in connection with the incident and I am grateful for their assistance.
“I would urge anyone else with information which could help our inquiries to call 101, quoting incident 4587 of April 20, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“We know that a number of people were in the area at the time and I would specifically ask anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to come forward.
“This was a distressing incident for those involved, however, incidents of this type are rare in Aberdeen and extra police patrols will be on duty in the city centre over the course of the holiday weekend ensuring people can safely enjoy the area.”