Officers in Aberdeen are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a 27 year old man within the carpark of the Asda store at Jesmond Drive in Aberdeen.
The incident happened at around 10pm on Sunday 11 February, and the male was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment for facial injuries.
Investigating officer, PC Tom Spencer of the Divisional Alcohol Violence Reduction Unit, said: "We believe this to be a targeted attack and officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything unusual or suspicious or has any information which may help us with our inquiries.
"In particular, we would like to trace a man who was seen in the carpark area around the time as he may have information which could assist our investigation. He is described as a white male, 5' 11'' in height, stocky build, wearing a grey tracksuit top and may be linked to a red coloured car.
"CCTV inquiries are on-going and we have identified a number of people being in the car park around this time. If you were in the area at this time or know of someone who may have been, we would urge you to come forward with any information and contact us on 101 using reference number CF0034070218."
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Police Scotland's North East Division covers rural and urban areas in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. The division has five territorial command areas which have their own dedicated Area Commander, who is responsible for the daily policing function. Each command area is served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community. These teams respond to local calls and look for long term solutions to key issues. They are assisted by the division's Crime Reduction Unit who deliver against Force and local priorities in a number of areas, including physical and social crime prevention, supporting and enhancing community engagement and creating and sustaining strong and effective partnership working.