Man attacked in Meadows robbery bid

The man was attacked at the Meadows. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
The man was attacked at the Meadows. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in the Meadows at the weekend.

The 25-year-old was walking near to the tennis courts at the east end of the public park at around 4.30am on Saturday 9th August when he was approached by two men.

After first asking the man for some money, the two suspects then punched the victim several times, causing minor facial injuries, and also tried to steal his watch.

Detective Constable Emma Wilkinson, who is based at Craigmillar, said: “This was an unprovoked attack and, even though the two men didn’t manage to steal any money or the watch, we are obviously very keen to identify them as soon as possible.

“Any members of the public who were walking in the Meadows in the early hours of Saturday morning and saw anything suspicious are urged to get in touch.”

The first suspect is described as white, in his early twenties, around 6ft, of slim build and with a pale complexion. He was clean shaven, with short dark hair, was well dressed and spoke with a Scottish accent.

The second suspect was also described as white, in his early twenties, around 6ft, of slim build and with a pale complexion. He, too, was clean shaven, had very fair hair, was well dressed and spoke with a Scottish accent.

DC Wilkinson added: “Anyone who has any information which could help with our investigation should contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”