Injured Hibs fan robbed by man who came to his aid

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A HIBS-supporting dad who tripped and badly hurt himself in the street was robbed by a man pretending to be a Good Samaritan.

Robert McBrierty, 47, had returned to Edinburgh after Sunday’s cup final when he suffered a split kneecap and a shattered thumb after falling near Shrubhill House on Leith Walk around midnight.

He was then approached by a young man wearing a Hibs top who offered help, but after being asked to call an ambulance, the man unclipped Mr McBrierty’s bum-bag and made off with it.

The bag contained Mr McBrierty’s false teeth, his disabled bus pass, two Hibs season tickets and around £60 in cash.

Mr McBrierty, who is now recovering from his injuries in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, had watched his side lose 3-0 to Celtic in Glasgow alongside his son and daughter.

He said: “It’s absolutely despicable what he did.”

His daughter Amy, 20, added: “It’s so horrible that someone would take advantage of an injured person in this way. We are absolutely 
disgusted.

“What’s worse is that after he had been robbed a number of people walking past simply ignored his pleas for help or for someone to call an ambulance, and just left him lying there.”

The thief is described as having fair hair and speaking with an Edinburgh accent. Police said they were investigating.