Lothian and Borders Police is appealing for witnesses following a racially motivated assault in Edinburgh.
The incident happened on Waverly Bridge around 3.40am on Saturday October 9. A 21-year-old Indian man was walking with a friend towards Market Street when he passed a female involved in an argument with two men.
The man attempted to assist the woman when one of the suspects punched him to the side of the head. Three other men then joined the group and became involved in the dispute.
The second male who had also been arguing with the female then struck the victim to the head, knocking him to the ground. All five males and the female then made off towards Princes Street.
The victim was taken to St John's Hospital where he was treated for a broken jaw.
Enquiries are now underway to locate those responsible for the assault and anyone who can assist in identifying the suspects is asked to come forward.
The first suspect is described as white, 18-20-years-old, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins tall with a thin build and brown hair. He was wearing a grey or white striped t-shirt, light coloured trousers and grey shoes.
The second suspect is described as white, 18-20-years-old, 5ft 10ins tall with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a shirt with large red checks on it and blue jeans.
The female is described only as being around 20-years-old and wearing a black dress. There is currently no description of the other three men believed to be involved.
A police spokesman said: "This has been an appalling assault levied against the victim for no reason other than his race and his efforts to come to a young woman's assistance.
"We are keen to speak to anyone who was on or around Waverly Bridge at about 3.40am and may have witnessed the assault.
"Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspects or who has information that can assist with our investigation should contact police immediately.
"Lothian and Borders Police will not tolerate criminal activity based on prejudice against any individual or group and will robustly deal with anyone found to be responsible."