Man attacked while walking dog in Blindwells area

The man was walking his dog in the Blindwells area. File picture: Quetzal1964/Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The man was walking his dog in the Blindwells area. File picture: Quetzal1964/Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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POLICE in East Lothian are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed while walking his dog in Tranent on Saturday 2nd April.

The incident happened around 12.30pm - in the Blindwells area close to Meadowmill when the man was attacked by a group of men.

The man sustained a facial injury in the assault but he was able to make his way to the roadway near to Mid Road, Prestonpans where he managed to flag down a passing motorist.

Officers are now keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident, the man walking with his black lurcher dog or a group of males with dogs.

The dog was initially missing after the incident but has since been reunited with his owner.

Detective Constable Kenny McKenzie from Dalkeith Police Station said: “This assault left a man with a facial injury and I am keen to trace those responsible.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area around noon on Saturday or who saw any suspicious vehicles parked in the area.”

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.