Police have launched an investigation after a disturbance at a Perth hotel resulted in a man being sent to hospital.
The incident, at the New County Hotel on County Place occurred around 7.30am on Tuesday morning.
A 29-year-old man, who suffered facial injuries as a result of the incident, required hospital treatment.
Police – who also confirmed the incident involved a “number of people” – were in attendance at the scene for a number of hours.
An employee of a nearby business, who asked to remain anonymous, heard a scuffle had broken out between a hotel guest and a member of the public.
He said: “From what I heard somebody took a key card and tried to get into a hotel room and fight a hotel guest, I’m not sure though.
“I just moved here so I don’t really know if that’s the type of thing which goes on around here.”
Another employee of a nearby business added: “There were police cars and that outside when I came in at 9am this morning.
“The police came in and asked us for CCTV.”
The event has come as a shock to many who live nearby, such as Robbie Sibbald, who has lived in the area for three years.
He sad: “I did see the police car, it must have been about 11.30am roughly.
“It’s the first time that I’ve heard of something like his happening around here, I know that some of the areas around here can be a bit rough but it’s never so bad here really.”
Jasper Allan, who has lived across the road from the hotel for two years, added: “I saw the police and, yeah, I suppose it was quite surprising.
“It’s not really the type of thing that happens around here if I’m honest, I haven’t seen it in my time living here at least.
“You do see police cars occasionally but it’s never been anything that serious.”
A police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended at a hotel in County Place in Perth at 7.30am on Tuesday, November 17, after reports of a disturbance involving a number of people.
“A 29-year-old man suffered facial injuries as a result and received hospital treatment.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full set of circumstances.”
The New County Hotel have declined to comment on the incident.