Police are on the hunt for a brute who left a 60-year-old man bloodied with a head injury and broken dentures after assaulting him in the street in broad daylight.
The incident took place on Byron Street around 3pm on Thursday.
It is understood that police officers found the man bleeding from the head, and, on investigation, found that he had been the victim of an assault.
Police are now on the hunt for the culprit — who was described as a younger man with ginger hair and wearing a black tracksuit.
Police and ambulances attended the street, which is in the Law area of the city, and the man was treated for the head injury.
It is further understood the man’s dentures were broken during the attack.
Eyewitnesses told of seeing emergency services operating in the area.
One witness, who asked not to be named, said she was travelling on a bus on the street when she saw police units and a female witness being questioned.
She said: “There was a van and three police cars.
“I was going past on the bus at the time and I saw a woman with long black hair being taken into a police van.
“The police were chapping on doors in the area.
“It is scary to think you could see that kind of thing when you’re going home.
“I knew that it was something serious — I just hope that the man who was assaulted is OK.”
A spokesman for the force confirmed they had launched a probe into the assault and called for members of the public to help officers with their inquiries.
He said: “Police Scotland is investigating an assault which took place in Byron Street, Dundee, shortly before 3pm on Thursday.
“A 60-year-old man was approached and assaulted by a younger man, described as having ginger hair and wearing a black tracksuit with white stripes on the sleeves.
“The victim suffered facial injuries, and was treated at the scene by ambulance personnel.”
The spokesman added: “A number of witnesses have already been traced. However, if you believe you have further information which could assist our inquiries, call 101 or speak to any officer. Our reference is CR/6134/18.”